NCRI - Australian group supporting democracy in Iran has called on the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Situation in Iran to take action to save the life of life of Iranian political prisoner Mr. Ali Moezi.

Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran said in a letter to Asma Jahangir: “Mr. Moezi, 65, a well- known Iranian political prisoner who spent years in prison in the 1980s, Subsequently, he was arrested in 2008 and served a two-year sentence for visiting his two daughters who were residents at Camp Ashraf, Iraq then. He was rearrested in June 2011 and despite all the facts that he should be released in December 2015 but was extended for another year with no justification.”

“On Wednesday morning 04 January 2017, he went to his routine weekly visit with his family, but while returning to his ward at around 10 AM he was transferred by unknown individuals to an undisclosed location, and there has been no information of his whereabouts.

“He is ailing and suffers from cancer, kidney disease, and several other afflictions and he has been denied access to proper medical care by the Iranian judiciary since his last arrested. “

The Australian group also called on the Australian government and all other International human rights organizations to “urge the Iranian authorities to release Mr. Ali Moezi and other ailing political prisoners especially those who currently are on hunger strike immediately.”


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