06/29/2018

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender Needs Urgent Cancer Test (Iran: UA 174.13)


Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has been diagnosed with a bone tumour that may be cancerous. The authorities are disregarding medical advice which recommends his immediate transfer to a facility specializing in cancer treatment. 

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Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has been diagnosed with a bone tumour that may be cancerous. The authorities are disregarding medical advice which recommends his immediate transfer to a facility specializing in cancer treatment. 

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

  • Release Arash Sadeghi immediately and unconditionally, as he is imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly through his human rights work;
  • Immediately provide Arash Sadeghi with the specialized medical care he needs outside prison, including cancer screening and treatment, while ensuring his rights to informed consent, confidentiality, privacy and full access to his medical file;
  • Protect him from further torture and other ill-treatment, including through the denial of adequate medical care, and investigate those responsible for persistently denying him medical care and bring them to justice in proceedings that meet international fair trial standards.

Contact these two officials by 10 August, 2018:
Prosecutor General of Tehran
Abbas Ja’fari Dolat Abadi     

Office of the Prosecutor       
Corner (Nabsh-e) of 15 Khordad Square           
Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo,
Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations

622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 687-2020 I Fax: (212) 867-7086
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Permanent Representative

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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