Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Activist subjected to arbitrary violence and imprisonment in Iran

Prominent Azerbaijani activist Mr. Abbas Lisani has been arbitrarily abducted and imprisoned, the Committee for Abbas Lisani’s Rights announced in a press release on Friday.

According to the statement, he has been sent to a prison in Yazd, a city in central Iran, a considerable distance from his family in his hometown of Ardabil. In the process of the journey he was “subjected to physical violence by being battered and kicked.”

Mrs. Ruqeyye Lisani has expressed her deep concern about the events, saying that “Abbas has let it be known that he shall resort to a hunger strike as the last option remaining to him to protest against the ongoing arbitrary treatments.”

“We believe that the life of Mr Lisani is in great danger,” said the statement. “We ask the entire international community to speak out on behalf of Mr. Lisani.”

For the full press release, click here.


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