- UN, Ban ki-Moon, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ahmed Shaheed, State Department, EU, European Parliament
MARCH 7, 2015 -- DAY 95 OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR IRANIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MAJID MOGHADDAM, TO FORCE A FALSE "CONFESSION" OUT OF HIM.
Majid Moghadam who was arrested in December and transferred to ward 2-A of Evin prison which is under the control of IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) is still kept in this ward and his status is uncertain and in (ILLEGAL) limbo.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Majid Moghadam was arrested at his father’s house on December 3, 2014, at 8 p.m. and was transferred to ward 2-A which is controlled by IRGC.
He is still kept in this ward and in two-person cell. He has no contact with the outside world, as he is deprived of having phone calls and regular weekly visits.
A close source to Majid Moghadam told HRANA’s reporter, “authorities did not clarify Majid’s status, or the charges and allegations against him and just responded that he has 'gone to places that he should not have.'”
This source also said, “Prison authorities intentionally prolong his detention and do not carry out any investigations. They have refgused to release him on the bail.”
It should be mentioned that Majid Moghadam was previously arrested during the 2009 presidential election’s protests and was transferred to the notorious torture and murder house of that summer, the Kahrizak detention center.
WHEREAS: Majid Moghaddam is a prisoner of conscience imprisoned solely for his peaceful civil activism;
AND WHEREAS: His arrest and continued detention is therefore ILLEGAL under Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (to which Iran is a signatory) as well as Article 24 of the Iranian Constitution;
AND WHEREAS: The Revolutionary Guards are also violating all legal norms by keeping Majid Moghaddam in solitary confinement in conditions of total isolation in order to wring a false confession out of him;
THEREFORE: We, the undersigned, demand that the international community bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to IMMEDIATELY and UNCONDITIONALLY release Majid Moghaddam and drop any and all charges brought against him.
The Free Iranian Human Rights Activist Majid Moghaddam petition to UN, Ban ki-Moon, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ahmed Shaheed, State Department, EU, European Parliament was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.