Arash Sadeghi is still deprived of Medical Care

Arash Sadeghi is still deprived of Medical Care

Published by on July 30, 2018

Arash Sadeghi is still deprived of medical care, after being transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. It is said that IRGC interrogators are preventing him to have medical treatment.

He is suffering from several diseases such as digestive complications due to his 71-day hunger strike, but the authorities do not allow him to be sent to hospitals outside the prison. His family’s request for transferring him to a hospital has been rejected by the Tehran prosecutor.

Amnesty International documented a pattern of political prisoners being denied timely specialized medical care outside prisons, often as a deliberate act by the judicial authorities, particularly the Prosecutor and prison administrations in Iran, in the report entitled Health taken hostage: Cruel denial of medical care in Iran’s prisons  in July 2016.

Arash Sadeghi has been imprisoned since June 2016, serving two separate prison sentences of 19 years in total. He is being imprisoned for his peaceful human rights activities.

Arash Sadeghi was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment in August 2015 after Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran convicted him on accusations including “spreading propaganda against the regime”, “gathering and colluding against national security”, “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran” and “spreading lies”. The court also activated a four-year suspended imprisonment sentence from 2011, which similarly related to his peaceful human rights activities.


Help end the danger in the middle east, and stop the suffering

Read Petition

 

673 signatures = 0% of goal

0
1000000

Abolish death penalty

Please Sign our Petition

Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

Executions must stop.

**your signature**

Spread the word:

Sign Petition Now