May 23, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Women’s Rights Activist In Critical Health (Iran: UA 127.15)


The health of Iranian women’s rights activist, Atena Daemi, has sharply deteriorated. After 46 days on hunger strike, she is critically ill and her body has started rejecting water. Despite doctors’ warnings, the authorities are still refusing to transfer her to a hospital outside prison for specialist medical care. She is a prisoner of conscience.

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

  • Release Atena Daemi immediately and unconditionally, as she is a prisoner of conscience targeted solely for peacefully exercising her rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly;
  • Ensure that, pending her release, she has access to a qualified health professional who can provide health care in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality, autonomy and informed consent;
  • Quash the convictions and sentences of Hanieh and Ensieh Daemi, which were issued after an unfair trial;
  • Investigate Atena Daemi’s allegations of torture or other ill-treatment, including being subjected to violence during her November 2016 arrest, and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice in fair trials.
    Contact these two officials by 4 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

    Office of the Supreme Leader
    Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
    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
    Email: [email protected]
    Salutation: Your Excellency

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