April 1, 2016

Iran: Release Hossein Ronaghi Maleki (UA 236/13)

Blogger and pioneering anti-censorship activist was released on temporary medical leave on 4 May. He suffers from major health conditions and was assessed in April by a state forensic institute as being unfit to serve his prison sentence. Despite this, he will be forced to return to prison in July if his leave is not extended.

1) Please write immediately in English, Persian, Arabic, French, Spanish or your own language:

  • Calling on the Iranian authorities to ensure that Hossein Ronaghi Maleki is not returned to prison, and that his conviction and sentence are quashed, as they arise solely from his peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association;
  • Urging them to order a prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigation into his allegations of torture, bringing to justice anyone suspected of being responsible in a fair trial.  
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 [email protected] with “UA 236/13” 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.