Human Rights
Sunday August 20, 2017

Daughters of Ali Moezzi, Iranian Political Prisoner, Plead for Help From the International Community

In her article for International Business Times on January 8, Harriet Sinclair writes about Hejrat and Forough Moezzi, who want the international community to act now to find their father, Iranian political prisoner Ali Moezzi, who i has been missing from the notorious Gohardasht Prison since 4 January.

Amnesty International's website has accounts of numerous political prisoners, missing men and women, activists on hunger strike – hundreds of anonymous people suffering human rights violations, listed on their Iran page, which makes Moezzi’s daughters all the more frighten about their situation, as they sit and wait for news of their father.

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Iranian Prisoner Disappears: Growing Concern

Several human rights organisations have expressed their concern over the whereabouts of Mr. Ali Moezzi, a 65-year old political prisoner. He is serving a prison sentence in Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran.

Moezzi had been a political prisoner during the eighties. In 2008 he was arrested and given two years in jail because he visited his daughters in Camp Ashraf in Iraq. He was re-arrested in 2011 and given a four year prison sentence. Despite being due to be released last month, he was given an extra year. He has numerous serious health conditions and has been repeatedly put in solitary confinement and tortured.

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Detained Iranian political prisoner gains attention on social media

A young Iranian man, Arash Sadeghi, is currently serving a 19-year prison sentence for conspiracy and propaganda against the state – bogus charges that he denies. He had been arrested several times in the past too, with his parents providing bail each time. However since his arrest in October last year he has been behind bars.

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Iran: Political Prisoner's Hunger Strike Ends as Wife Is Released From Prison

Hashem Khastar, a former political prisoner and member of the teachers’ trade union in Mashhad, has written a letter in support of the prisoners who are currently on hunger strike. He calls for their immediate release.

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Iran: Political Prisoner in Critical Condition After 70 Day and Continuing Hunger Strike

Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi has been on hunger strike for over 70 days and is now in a critical condition. Mr Sadeghi started his hunger strike on 24th November in protest against the unjust arrest of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, and the unlawful process they experienced during their arrest and trial.

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