Sunday, June 4, 2017

Please Write for Iranian Human Rights Activist

"Elderly human rights defender Dr Mohammad Maleki, 84, is being prevented
from leaving Iran to visit his children in the Netherlands and Canada.

The authorities have placed him on a travel ban
since 2011, in reprisal for his peaceful human rights activism."

Dr. Mohammad Maleki: “I have not
committed theft, fraud or any other criminal offence. I have been deprived of my civil rights solely for my
beliefs...and human rights activities...I wish to visit my son after seven years...

This is the obvious right and the
deep wish of every father.”

"In July 2015, he began a weekly sit-in protest outside a state-affiliated building. He
maintained the protest until November 2015 when his health declined and he could no longer continue. He suffers from several serious health problems and wants to be reunited with his family."

"Dr Mohammad Maleki is one of the founders of the Campaign for Step by Step Abolition of the Death Penalty, known by its Persian acronym, Legam. He regularly participates in gatherings held in solidarity with victims of human rights violations, and maintains contact with other human rights defenders as well as families of political prisoners."

from Amnesty International:


"Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

Lift the travel ban imposed on Dr Mohammad Maleki immediately and unconditionally, as he is being solely punished for the peaceful exercise of his human rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly;

Respect the right of everyone to leave their country, as guaranteed under Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a state party;

Explicitly recognize the legitimate work of human rights defenders, and end the criminalization of peaceful activities that promote and defend human rights, including communication with UN human rights mechanisms." 14 July, 2017:

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

Office of the Supreme Leader
Permanent Mission to the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 867-7086 I Phone: (212) 687-2020
Salutation: Your Excellency

In the Light,

Daniel Wilcox

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