#Human Rights
UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, Amnesty, HRW, EU members

Hussein Nasiri, an Azerbaijani civil rights and environmental activist was arrested on April 2nd 2010 during a gathering for an environmental campaign to save lake Urmia.

He is currently kept at the Tabriz central prison after a long detention in solitary confinement by security forces in Iran north-west province of Azerbaijan and finally brought to the court after more than five month of detention. He is in prison for vague charge of “propaganda against the system."

Nasiri has been tortured while in Tabriz Intelligence Ministry Detention Center. According to reliable sources, He is suffering from serious medical conditions due to injuries from torture and is deprived of the right of access to medical care.

The Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners, ADAPP, believes that, he is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for the peaceful civil, cultural and environmental activities.

1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Hussein Nasiri and to drop all charges against him.

2) We demand for Hussein Nasiri to receive urgently needed medical care for the torture wounds inflicted by prison authorities.

The Free Hussein Nasiri petition to UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, IR Embassies, Amnesty, HRW, EU members was written by ADAPP and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.