Iran: Exacerbating Pressures on Political Prisoners
On Wednesday, January 8, the political prisoner Ali Moezi was summoned to attend a show trial again. He refused to wear the prisoners’ uniform as before. The prison guards forcefully put the prison clothes on him and took him to the court with his hands and feet chained.
At the court, Ali Moazi protested against the guards repressive measures, took off the prison clothes, and refused to accept the lawyer appointed by the regime's judiciary. He told the executioner presiding the court that he did not recognize that show trial. Therefore, the so-called court was closed down. According to the regime’s judiciary orders, his sentence had ended two years ago, but the regime continued to keep him in jail under torture through repeated frame-ups.
In addition to cancer, he suffers several other illnesses due to many years of imprisonment and torture, but he has always been denied essential medical care.
Similarly, the health of political prisoner Majid Assadi, who is imprisoned in the hall 10 of ward 4 of Gohardasht prison, is in grave danger. Suffering from intolerable pain due to a stomach tumor, he has come down with severe weight loss while being deprived of any medical treatment.
The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights authorities and organizations, in particular the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, and arbitrary arrests, to condemn using torture against prisoners. It also calls for the establishment of a fact-finding mission to investigate into the situation of prisoners, in particular political prisoners, in Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 13, 2017