NCRI - Parliamentary Committees of “Friends of Free Iran” in various European countries including Sweden, Romania, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia in separate letters to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zied Ra’ed Al-Hussein, urged him to take action for the safety of political prisoner, Ali Moezzi, who was kidnapped by Gohardasht prison officials on January 4 and transferred to an unknown location.
On Jan. 4, the reports came from within Gohardasht Prison, near the Iranian capital Tehran, that activist and political prisoner Ali Moezzi, still behind bars despite completing his term, had disappeared. Wrote Dr Ali Safavi a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and president of the Near East Policy Research, in ‘The Hill’ on January 9, 2017, the article continues as follows.
NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in a complaint letter to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, urged her to address and investigate the situation of the political prisoner Ali Moezzi who was abducted on January 4 by prison officials and transferred to an unknown location.
The following is the text of the political prisoners’ letter:
Ms. Asma Jahangir, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran,
The International Business Times published an exclusive interview of Harriet Sinclair with two daughters of prominent political prisoner Ali Moezzi, on January 8, the following is the full text of this interview.
The Iran page of Amnesty International's website tells of numerous political prisoners, missing men and women, activists on hunger strike – hundreds of anonymous people suffering human rights violations.
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.”
NCRI - The former political prisoner, Ali Akbar Nikbakht who was also imprisoned and been tortured in the prison, condemned the abduction of the political prisoner, Ali Moezzi.
NCRI - Doctors at a hospital in Iran refused to perform an operation on a patient woman, only because of the possibility of her being an Afghan.
According to Jahan-e Eghtesad newspaper, doctors at the so-called ‘Imam Khomeini’ hospital in Tehran have refused to perform liver transplant on a patient due to ‘suspicion of the patient being Afghan’.
NCRI - On Tuesday January 3, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraei, an Iranian political prisoner who was sentenced to 5-year imprisonment but recently released from prison on furlough, in an interview said: “They accepted that violation has taken place in my case. The prosecutor admitted it.”
Canadian Friends of Democratic Iran has called on Canadian Friends of Democratic Iran to take urgent action to free Iranian political prisoner Ali Moezzi “who reportedly was taken to an unknown location on January 4, following a scheduled family visit.”
“The Iranian authorities have said they had taken Mr. Moezzi to outside of the prison but they were unaware about his situation,” the Canadian NGO said in a letter to Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).