March 11, 2016

Iran: Release Saeed Hosseinzadeh (UA 56/16)

Civil society activist and prisoner of conscience Saeed Hosseinzadeh was forced to interrupt his treatment and return to Tehran’s Evin Prison on 11 July after the Office of the Prosecutor refused to extend his medical leave despite doctors’ advice. He has serious medical conditions and has since launched a hunger strike in protest.
1) Please write immediately in English, Persian, Arabic, Spanish or your own language:
  • Calling on the Iranian authorities to release Saeed Hosseinzadeh immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly;
  • Urging them to ensure that, pending his release, he is provided with adequate health care outside prison, and has ongoing access to a qualified health professional to provide health care in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality, autonomy, and informed consent;
  • Urging that the authorities refrain from punishing Saeed Hosseinzadeh for going on hunger strike.
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 56/16" 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.