Urgent Call for Immediate Action To Save Lives of Political Prisoners Ali Moezi, Hassan Firouzi Detained During Uprising

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Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Ali Moezi, a 70-year-old political prisoner, who was arrested on October 1st by the Ministry of Intelligence in a raid on his home, is critically ill and needs urgent medical attention. He had undergone surgery shortly before his arrest and is suffering from its aftermath.

Mr. Moezi, who is held in Ward 4 of Evin prison, deprived of minimum medical care and medicine, had been jailed three times in the past four decades for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and has spent a total of 14 years in prison.

On the other hand, Hassan Firouzi, arrested during the uprising in Tehran on November 26, was brutally tortured for forced confessions. He has lost one of his kidneys due to the severity of the tortures he had been subjected to. He was taken to the hospital for treatment on December 14, and despite the doctor’s advice to remain in the hospital and undergo surgery, he was taken to a solitary cell in Evin. He has gone into a coma due to torture and lack of treatment, but he is still kept in prison.

Hassan, who is a nurse and had secretly treated the wounded of the uprising, has angered his interrogators and torturers with his practices. The regime’s agents have informed his family that the court in the City of Ray had charged him with Moharebeh (waging war on God) and sentenced him to death and they will be contacted a day before the implementation of the sentence.

Hassan was recorded speaking about “repeated tortures” in a call to his family saying that “If you (the regime) want to execute me, go ahead and execute. They (the regime) had tortured me a lot, but I refused to sign a forced confession and I won’t because I know that forced confession will lead to my execution.”

Mizan news agency affiliated with the Judiciary wrote in a suspicious report on January 2 that a person named Hassan Firouzi is neither under arrest nor serving a sentence in any of Iran’s prisons.

The Iranian Resistance calls for immediate actions by the High Commissioner and the United Nations Human Rights Council to save the lives of political prisoners in Iran, especially Ali Moezi and Hassan Firouzi, and take measures for their release.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

January 24, 2022

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