Iran Human Rights (IHR); May 6, 2020:
The spokesperson for the Judiciary of the
Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday,
accused Ali Younesi
and Amir Hossein Moradi,
who were arrested on April 10,
of having links
with an opposition group,
Mojahedin Khalq Organization
and being in possession of
The charge could result
in severe punishment
for the two elite Sharif University of Technology students.
His brother Reza Younesi has
posted the following
I know most are
interested in chemistry/batteries here,
but I’m reaching out for any help
using any possibility as this is
seriously concerning for my family:
My brother, #Ali_Younesi,
20 y/o, was beaten up and arrested
on April 10th in Iran.
He was taken by 12 IRGC agents…
is a gold medal-winner
in the International
Astrophysics 2018 in China
and a second-year computer
at Sharif University of
Technology in Tehran.
They have from the beginning said
be released in 2-3 days, but…
is 19 days since &
not clear when/what will happen.
He has no access to lawyer &
not being able talk to parents.
With the regime
having a long history of human rights violation
& torturing university students,
has been arbitrarily detained since 10 April 2020.
His family believes he is being held in
Tehran’s Evin prison,
where he has been denied access to
a lawyer and permitted
only two brief telephone calls
to his family.
The Iranian authorities
have not provided clear reasons for his arrest.
He is a prisoner of conscience targeted solely
for his family ties and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.