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Monday, 12 September 2016
Call on human rights organisations, children rights organisations, labour unions
 
Call on human rights organisations, children rights organisations, labour unions

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Date: 11//09/2016

Call on human rights organisations, children rights organisations, labour unions 

Re: Jailed activist in prison in Iran

Amir Amirgholi, 33, a university student and children right activist was arrested in December 2014 by guards from the Ministry of Intelligence while walking on the street in Tehran. Amir was held in a solitary confinement in the notorious Evin Prison, ward 209, without any access to a lawyer. He was not allowed any contacts with his family for the first 56 days except for a brief phone call. He is sentenced to 21 years in prison at branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran. Amir is held in ward 8 of Evin Prison which is known for having and appalling unhygienic condition as well as exposure to prisoners who suffer from severe infection diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis. Amir suffers from a pancreatic disorder and requires immediate medical attention. Amir’s appeal court was held at the branch 36 of Tehran’s Appeal Court on August 3, 2016. Amir is still awaiting the verdict.

 

Please support jailed activist Amir Amirgoli by writing a letter to the authorities in Iran and urge them:

  • To transfer Amir to the political prisoners ward immediately
  • To overturn of his jail sentence and his immediate and unconditional release from prison

 

Campaign to Free political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

www.iranpoliticalprisoners.com

 

For more information please contact:

Shiva Mahbobi, Spokesperson for CFPPI

shiva.mahbobi@gmail.come   ,    +44 (0)7572356661

 

Please send your letters to the following addresses:

To: Hassan Rouhani
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani

 

To: Mohammed Javad Larijani

Office of the Head of the Judiciary
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave
South of Serah-e Jomhouri

Tehran, Iran
Email: larijani@ipm.ir  (Subject line: FAO Mohammad Javad Larijani)

 

To:   Ali Khamene

Email: contact@leader.ir

Twitter: @khamenei_ir
Cc: freepoliticalprisoners@gmail.com

 

Further details about Amir and his charges:

Amir Amirgholi, 33 ( DOB 5/01/1983)  a university student and children right activist was arrested  in December 2014 by guards from the Ministry of Intelligence while walking on the street in Tehran. Amir was held in a solitary confinement in the notorious Evin Prison, ward 209, without any access to a lawyer. He was not allowed any contacts with his family for the first 56 days except for a brief phone call. When they arrested him, his personal belonging including his laptop, cell phone and hard-drive were confiscated.

Amir was then transferred to the Ward 8 of Evin Prison after two months of being intensively interrogated in solitary confinement. Ward 8 is known for having and appalling unhygienic condition as well as exposure to prisoners who suffer from severe infection diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis. Ward 8 of Evin Prison holds none-political prisoners who have been arrested for offences such as murder, theft, fraud and forgery. Prison authorities often transfer political prisoners to this ward to torture them psychologically.  According to Amir’s family, Amir suffers from a pancreatic disorder and requires immediate medical attention. Amir has requested to be transferred from this ward to the political prisoner’s ward but prison authorities have not taken any action and Amir is still kept in Ward 8. In April 2016, Amir went on an 18-day hunger strike in protest for being kept in ward 8 of Evin prisoners but to this day, his situation has not changed.

Amir is charged with the following:
“Assembly and collusion against national security”, “blasphemy”, “insulting the supreme leader”, and “propaganda against the regime of Iran”. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison at branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran. Amir’s appeal court was held at the branch 36 of Tehran’s Appeal Court on August 3, 2016. Amir is still awaiting the verdict.

About Amir: 

Amir was studying in Industrial Management at Azad University in the city of Ghazvin. He was expelled from university in 2008 due to his previous arrest. Amir was a right activist including defending children rights. His activities in defence of children rights in Iran were including his work with an NGO called Association of

 

Nemat-abad. The main activity of this NGO, which was founded by ordinary people, is providing education and holding classes for street children who are working and are deprived of going to school. The Authorities in Iran has tried to close down this NGO several times.

 

Amir was arrested twice prior to the arrest in 2014. He was first arrested on 29th August 2008 after taking part in a gathering at the Khavaran cemetery to commemorate the prisoners’ memory that were executed in the massacre of summer 1988. The gathering is held by the families of political prisoners every year at Khavaran. Amir was detained for 16 days and was given six months sentence which was changed in an appeal court to five years suspension sentence. He was released on bail but expelled from university. Amir was arrested for the second time in 2014 for participating in a gathering outside the UN building in Tehran in solidarity with the people of Kobani. He was detained for one night, but he was forced to sign a paper that he will attend a court whenever he was summoned by the authorities.

 

 

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