Urgent Action: Labour rights activists at risk of further torture
Iranian labour rights activists Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Gholian, who were rearrested on 20 January after speaking out about beatings and other abuse they suffered in detention in late 2018, are at grave risk of further torture. The authorities must release them immediately and unconditionally as they are prisoners of conscience jailed solely on the basis of their peaceful activism in defence of workers’ rights.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 MAY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Persian to:
Mr Hassan Rouhani
c/o Permanent Mission of Iran to the UN
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 28
Fax: +41 22 733 02 03
Salutation: Dear Mr. President
And copies to:
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, Deadend of 1 Azizi
Above Pasteur Intersection
Vali Asr Street, Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.