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Iran: Prominent political prisoner bared from visit in Evin Prison


Iran prominant pol. prisoner, Ali Moezzi
Iran prominant pol. prisoner, Ali Moezzi

Reports from inside the notorious Evin Prison in Iran indicates that Ali Moezzi, the prominent political prisoner and the father of two MEK activists has been under harsh and torturous interrogation by the suppressive IRGC Guards for past one month and there is no news of his whereabouts or his physical condition.
His family and friends are worried of his health and wellbeing and say that the regime judiciary is the sole responsible for his condition.
The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran on January 14, 2017 issued a statement calling on all international human rights organizations, especially the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein and Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran Asma Jahangir, for urgent and effective action aimed at saving the life of this political prisoner.
The statement said; Mr. Moezzi, previously detained in hall 12 of ward 4 in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran, was abducted by regime intelligence agents on January 4 following his weekly family visit. Authorities resorted to force, dragging this 62-year-old prisoner on the ground and tearing his shirt, according to eyewitnesses. He has currently been transferred to solitary confinement in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison and banned from any visits. The Iranian regime’s repressive organs are refusing to provide any information of his whereabouts and/or conditions.
Moezzi, also jailed as a political prisoner back in the 1980s, is the father of two members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). He was last arrested in June 2011. In December 2015 he received another year in prison despite his original sentence coming to an end. He suffers from a variety of illnesses, including cancer and ileus, and has repeatedly been transferred to solitary confinement and placed under numerous types of tortures.



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