June 2, 2017

Urgent Action: Sick Elderly Iranian Activist On Travel Ban (Iran: UA 120.17)


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Elderly human rights defender Dr Mohammad Maleki, 84, is being prevented from leaving Iran to visit his children in the Netherlands and Canada. The authorities have placed him on a travel ban since 2011, in reprisal for his peaceful human rights activism. He suffers from several serious health problems and wants to be reunited with his family.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Lift the travel ban imposed on Dr Mohammad Maleki immediately and unconditionally, as he is being solely punished for the peaceful exercise of his human rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly;
  • Respect the right of everyone to leave their country, as guaranteed under Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a state party;
  • Explicitly recognize the legitimate work of human rights defenders, and end the criminalization of peaceful activities that promote and defend human rights, including communication with UN human rights mechanisms.

Contact these two officials by 14 July, 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

Permanent Mission to the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 867-7086 I Phone: (212) 687-2020
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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