Saeed Masouri: Prisoner of Conscious

Saeed Masouri: Prisoner of Conscious

Published by on February 1, 2016

saeed-Masouri01Saeed Masouri, a prisoner of conscious in Rajaii Sharhr Prison in city of Karaj, is yet to have furlough, 15 years after his imprisonment.

He has gone on hunger strikes several times to protest against the inhumane conditions and the vicious behaviour of the prison officials. He has a history of physical injury and deprivation of medical care in prison as well.

Saeed imprisoned since January 2001 along with Gholam Hossein Kalbi was charged with being the supporter of MEK in the city of Dezful. He has spent these 15 years in Intelligence Detention in city of Ahwaz and also in notorious prisons of Evin and Rajai Shahr prisons.

In 2002 he was sentenced to death in Tehran Revolutionary Court, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Saeed Masouri had spent 14 months in solitary confinement since his arrest in Ahvaz Intelligence Department, and then was transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

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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.

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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.

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