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Iran: Call to save political prisoner Ali Moezzi

Iran: Call to save political prisoner Ali Moezzi

The Iranian resistance calls on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and all human rights defenders to take urgent action to save the life of political prisoner Ali Moezzi. He was transferred on Saturday January 3rd by the clerical regime's henchmen from Ghezel Hessar Prison to an unknown location. On October 12, 2014, while he was extremely sick, rather than being taken to hospital, he was transferred to solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin and was subjected to all kinds of pressures for two months and only a few weeks ago was returned to the general ward.

While the 5-year prison term of Mr. Moezzi is about to end, the Intelligence agents of the clerical regime intend to obstruct his release by making new false allegations. The henchmen have openly threatened him to sentence him to death or 5-year prison term for propaganda against the regime. Torturers have repeatedly threatened Mr. Moezzi, the father of two PMOI members in Camp Liberty, that "eventually we will kill you by slow death in prison and you should not go out of prison alive."

Ali Moezzi, a political prisoner of the 80's, suffers from various diseases including acute kidney disease and intestinal obstruction due to years of imprisonment and torture. In 2009, he was arrested for visiting his two children in Camp Ashraf, and was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and to three years suspended sentence. In June 2011, he was arrested for the third time for participating in the commemoration of PMOI member Ali Saremi, who was executed by the clerical regime. He has always been under intense pressure and physical and psychological torture for supporting the PMOI.

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The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is a broad coalition of democratic Iranian organisations, groups, and personalities, founded in 1981 in Tehran, committed to a secular democratic republic in Iran, based on the separation of religion and state. The Iranian opposition NCRI revealed the Iranian regime's clandestine nuclear weapons programme in 2002.

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