Friday, 22 April 2016
Call for the formation of an international fact-finding mission
The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights organizations especially the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to life and arbitrary detentions, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran to act urgently to address the situation of political prisoner Mr. Ali Moezzi, who is at risk of physical elimination, and it demands the formation of an international fact-finding mission to investigate the clerical regime's medieval prisons and the deteriorating conditions of prisoners, especially political prisoners.
In the afternoon of April 20, 2016, political prisoner Ali Moezzi, father of two PMOI members, who is in Section 8 of the notorious Evin Prison, was poisoned and had a headache, and due to lack of medical attention, his condition deteriorated.
Hours later, the torturers took him to Evin’s clinic just to save face but returned him to the ward at 2:00 am without serious care or determining the cause of his poisoning.
Eliminating political prisoners with drugs and food poisoning is a conventional method in the clerical regime. Political prisoner Shahrokh Zamani, suspiciously died in Gohardasht Prison last September 13. Valiollah Feiz-Mahdavi, Amirhossein Heshmat Saran, Afshin Ossanloo and Mansour Radpour, are among other prisoners who died in custody in suspicious circumstances. The regime’s coroner's office has tried to justify their deaths by providing delusive reasons.
Mullah Sadeq Larijani, head of the clerical regime's Judiciary, in reaction to the US State Department annual report on human rights violations in Iran, denied suspicious deaths of political prisoners and called it an "irrelevant allegation".
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 22, 2016