March 30, 2016

Iran: Provide Urgent Medical Treatment to Afshin Sohrabzadeh (UA 76/16)

Afshin Sohrabzadeh, a member of Iran’s Kurdish minority serving a 25-year prison term in “internal exile” at a remote prison in southern Hormozgan province, is in urgent need of specialized medical treatment outside prison. He suffers from a life-threatening gastrointestinal condition, exacerbated by prolonged lack of adequate treatment. 
1) Please write immediately in Persian, English or your own language:
  • Calling on the Iranian authorities to ensure that Afshin Sohrabzadeh is immediately provided with the specialized medical treatment he requires, outside prison and free of charge, in line with international standards; 
  • Urging them to investigate his allegations of torture, and to ensure that he is protected from further torture and other ill-treatment, including denial of necessary medical care.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to with "UA 76/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.