International Liberty Association: Despite the out Covid-19 outbreak in Iran prisons, and endangers the lives of prisoners in Iran, Iran security forces and Intelligence forces have attempted a new wave of arbitrary arrest among the families of the prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
We are urging the international human rights organisational and activists to condemn this horrific and worrying action by the Iranian Government and demand their immediate release from prison.
International Liberty Association: The Spokesman of Iran’s Judiciary on Tuesday admitted the arrest of two elite students from Sharif University of Technology after detaining them for 26 days.
Gholam-Hossein Esmaili who was speaking to reporters said the two students had linked up with an opposition organization (MEK).
Reciting a series of trumped-up charges, Esmaili alleged that the students – who were not named – had engaged in “diversionary actions” and were “attempting to carry out sabotage operations.” “Explosive devices used in sabotage operations were discovered when their homes were searched,” he said.
“Amid the Coronavirus, this was essentially a conspiracy by the enemies; they wanted to wreak havoc in the country, which was fortunately thwarted by the vigilance and timely action of intelligence ministry agents,” Esmaili added.
It seems that the Judiciary spokesman is referring to the 20-year-old award-winning computer science student of Tehran’s Sharif Industrial University, Ali Younesi and another award-winning physics student, Amir-Hossein Moradi who were both arrested on 10 April.
Amir Hossein Moradi disappeared and Ali Younesi was brought home in the evening of the same day, with injuries and torture marks. The family of Ali Younesi says he was assaulted and injured by the twelve security agents.
After a few hours, his parents were taken away with him and interrogated for hours under pressure.
ILA: Ali Younesi who was the winner of the gold medal in the International Astronomy Olympiad in 2018 in China is twenty years old and a second-year computer science student in Tehran’s Sharif Industrial University.
Amir Hossein Moradi also won the Olympiad silver medal in 2017.
A number of MP from a variety of countries around the world have issued statements to call for an urgent action to release prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iran, particularly they have emphasised their strong support from Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi.
French Committee of Mayors also has written a letter to Antonio Guterres for the release of Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi and other recent detainees.
There is international concern about the fate of these two University students and also Prisoners of conscience and detained protesters in Iran. Besides the outbreak of coronavirus, they are at risk of torture and execution.
ILA had reported the Amnesty International Concerns about these university students and the risk of their lives.
12 May 2020, Index number: MDE 13/2306/2020 Amnesty International
Iranian university student Ali Younesi has been arbitrarily detained since 10 April 2020. His family believes he is being held in Tehran’s Evin prison, where he has been denied access to a lawyer and permitted only two brief telephone calls to his family. The Iranian authorities have not provided clear reasons for his arrest. He is a prisoner of conscience targeted solely for his family ties and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.