Prisoner of conscience, Ali Moezzi’s life is in dangerPublished by International Liberty Association on January 10, 2017
Political Prisoner Ali Moezzi has gone missing after visiting family members on January the 4th. He never returned to his cell and his cellmates have been worried about this unusual abduction. The prison authorities have given no indication as to what has happened to him and where he been has taken to.
International Liberty Association calls on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Situation in Iran, Ms Asma Jahangir, to take urgent action in this regard.
Ali Moezzi was held in hall 12 of ward 4 in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. Around 10 am Tehran time, while returning to ward after a short visit with family members, Mr Moezzi was taken to an unknown location and there is no information about his whereabouts ever since.
Mr Ali Moezzi is the father of two Ashrafis now residing in Albania. His daughters, Hejrat and Forough Moezzi have called on international community to get involved to find their father. They are worried that their father’s life is in danger as the Iranian regime is famous for conducting extrajudicial killings to remove dissidents from the face of the earth.
Ali Moezzi spent time in prison in the 1980s for his activism and was last arrested in 2011. In December 2015 after his term was finished, he was sentenced to an extra year in prison. Mr Moezzi suffers from various illnesses and has endured torture and solitary confinement during his prison time.
Public Relations Office of the International Liberty Association
10 January 2017