#Human Rights
Ahmed Shaheed , UN , HRW , Navi Pillay , EU , Amnesty International

Kobra Amirkhizi has undergone an eye operation in Labafinejad Hospital. She was then returned to Evin prison following this surgery. Because of the insanitary condition in prison, this political prisoner is in danger of acquiring an eye infection. However, prison officials refuse to acknowledge such a possibility.

According to reports from the women's ward in Evin prison, Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi, 56, was sentenced to five years of prison and exile to Gohardasht Prison in Karaj by the 28th branch of the mullahs’ judiciary.

Ms. Amirkhizi, from a distinguished family in Tehran that has had a number of its members executed by the mullahs’ regime, is mother to a resident of Camp Ashraf in Iraq, where some 3,500 members of the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Ms. Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi, who had suffered from bleeding in one of her eyes, is in serious danger of losing her eyesight.

She had been denied medical treatment in Evin prison. She was sentenced on May 11 by Moqseyi aka Naserian in the 28th branch of the so-called Revolutionary Court. Naserian was a member of the "death committee" responsible for the massacre of political prisoners in 1988. Ms. Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi was among family members of Ashraf residents who on Friday afternoon, January 16, 2009, were arrested at Tehran airport on their way to Iraq to visit their relatives in Ashraf.

The majority of those arrested were women between 60 to 80 years of age, and have been violently beaten by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Kobra Amirkhizi.

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

3) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!

The FREE Kobra Banazadeh Amirkhizi petition to Ahmed Shaheed , UN , HRW , Navi Pillay , EU , Amnesty International was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.