02/08/2018

Urgent Action Update: Three Human Rights Defenders on Hunger Strike (Iran: UA 174.13)


Iranian women human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Atena Daemi started a hunger strike on 3 February in protest at their transfer to a prison where women convicted of violent offences are held in inhumane conditions. Earlier, on 27 January, human rights defender Arash Sadeghi started a hunger strike to demand that they are returned to their previous place of detention. He is critically-ill.

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Iranian women human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Atena Daemi started a hunger strike on 3 February in protest at their transfer to a prison where women convicted of violent offences are held in inhumane conditions. Earlier, on 27 January, human rights defender Arash Sadeghi started a hunger strike to demand that they are returned to their previous place of detention. He is critically-ill.

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

  • Release Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, and Atena Daemi immediately and unconditionally, as they are prisoners of conscience, imprisoned solely for their peaceful human rights work;
  • Stop using the denial of health care to punish Arash Sadeghi and ensure that he is immediately granted access to specialized health care outside prison;
  • Take immediate steps to improve prison conditions at Shahr-e Rey prison including by providing every prisoner with adequate medical care, clean water, adequate sanitation facilities, sufficient nutrient food and clean bedding and ensure that prisoners are treated humanely in accordance with international law and standards, including the Nelson Mandela Rules, and allow international monitors to conduct inspection visits.

Contact these two officials by 22 March, 2018:

High Council for Human Rights
Mohammad Javad Larijani
Esfaniar Boulevard, Niayesh Intersection
Vali Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran

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 Excellency

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 174.13
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