May 1, 2017

Urgent Action: Dutch-Iranian Prisoner Denied Heart Surgery (Iran: UA 100.17)



Dutch-Iranian national Sabri Hassanpour, who has been detained in Tehran’s Evin prison since his arrest on 19 April 2016, is being denied urgently needed open heart surgery by the Iranian authorities. He had a heart attack in prison in November 2016.


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  • Release Sabri Hassanpour immediately and unconditionally if he is being held solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association through his political activities;
  • Ensure that, pending his release, he is granted immediate access to specialized medical care outside of prison, the denial of which could amount to torture or other ill-treatment, and end the practice of requiring prisoners to pay for their medical treatment, which violates international law;
  • Allow him regular access to his family and a lawyer of his own choosing;
Grant him access to Dutch consular assistance.
Contact these two officials by 9 June, 2017:
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, Deadend of 1 Azizi
Above Pasteur Intersection
Vali Asr Street, Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency
Office of the Supreme Leader
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 867-7086  I  Phone: (212) 687-2020
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
Salutation: Your Excellency
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