Human Rights Activists in Iran Appeal on Evin Prison
Below is a joint appeal to Human Rights Organizations worldwide by Human Rights Activists in Iran (H.R.A.I), the Committee Defense for Human Rights in north-west of Iran (H.RN.W.I), the Kurdish Human Rights Defense Oganization (R.M.M.K) and the Ahwazi Human Rights Organization (A.H.R.O) concerning the situation in the Evin Prison in Iran:
To: The Secretary General of the United Nations, the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
An appeal to all Human Right Organizations of the World
Section 209 of Evin Prison in
During the last years many of
Most of these prisoners are held in solitary confinement and are constantly interrogated while under physical and psychological torture. The families of these prisoners very rarely have any information about the health or conditions of their loved ones, who are most of the time handcuffed and blindfolded, are denied of medical care and legal representation and do not even know on what charges they have been arrested. In Section 209 of Evin Prison even the very own repressive rules of the regime are not followed.
Those currently held at the Section include political dissidents, human rights activists, students, trade union officials and workers, as well as many other Iranians from all walks of life.
The following people are among the prisoners at Section 209:
Ali Akbar Mussavi Khoini, Dr. Saeed Masoori, Ahmad Batebi, Kayvan Rafii, Kianoosh Sanjari, Dr. Kayvan Ansari, Abulfazl Jahandar, Kheirullah Derakhshandi, Abdullah Al Mansouri, Ayatollah Kazemi Boroujerdi and many of his followers, as well as many prisoners from other provinces of Iran who have been transferred to Evin from their local prisons.
We, the undersigned, would therefore urge the Secretary General of the United Nations, the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to assign a special investigating committee to visit Section 209 of Evin Prison in
1- Human Rights Activists in
2- Committee Defense for Human Rights in north-west of Iran (H.RN.W.I)
3- Kurdish Human Rights defence organization (R.M.M.K)4- Ahwazi Human Rights organization (A.H.R.O)