August 25, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Severely-Ill Iranian Kurdish Woman Denied Care (Iran: UA 151.14)


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Iranian Kurdish woman Zeynab Jalalian, serving a life sentence, is severely ill and requires specialized medical care outside prison. However, the authorities have persistently refused to transfer her to a hospital, apparently to punish her and extract forced “confessions”. In protest, she has been refusing all medications since March 2017. The denial of access to medical care in these circumstances amounts to torture.

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

  • Immediately provide Zeynab Jalalian with the specialized medical care she needs outside prison, including eye surgery, and protect her from further torture and other ill-treatment, including through the denial of adequate medical care;
  • Implement the recommendation of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which calls for Zeynab Jalalian to be released immediately and accorded an enforceable right to compensation;
  • Order a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into her allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, bringing to justice anyone found responsible, including those with superior responsibility, in fair trials and without recourse to the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 6 October, 2017: 

Prosecutor General of Iran Mohammad Jafar Montazeri
Office of the Prosecutor General of Iran
Khayyam Street (opposite Behesht Street), Tehran, Iran
Email:[email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

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 Ambassador

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