07/20/2018

Urgent Action: IRANIAN IN BELARUS AT RISK OF IMMINENT DEPORTATION (Belarus: UA 135.18)


Iranian citizen Mehrdad Jamshidian, who suffers from acute ill-health, was detained on 14 June in Belarus. He is at imminent risk of deportation to Iran, where he may be subjected to torture and the death penalty for ‘apostasy’ and murder accusations.

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Iranian citizen Mehrdad Jamshidian, who suffers from acute ill-health, was detained on 14 June in Belarus. He is at imminent risk of deportation to Iran, where he may be subjected to torture and the death penalty for ‘apostasy’ and murder accusations.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately release Mehrdad Jamshidian and halt his deportation to Iran – where he would be at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment, the death penalty, and other serious human rights violations – in accordance with the principle of non-refoulement;
  • Ensure that Mehrdad Jamshidian receives appropriate and timely medical treatment following his heart attack on 8 July.

Contact these two officials by 31 August, 2018:
Minister of Internal Affairs
Igor Shunevich     

Ul. Gorodskoi Val. 4
220030 Minsk
Republic of Belarus              
Fax: +375 17 226 02 26
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Chargé d´Affaires Mr. Pavel Shidlovsky,
Embassy of Belarus
1619 New Hampshire Ave NW,

Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 1 202 986 1606 I Fax: 1 202 986 1805
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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