עלי יונסי הוא סטודנט מצטיין באוניברסיטה
אשר נעצר על ידי אנשי משמרות המהפכה של
הרפובליקה האיסלמית ב10.05
ומאז יצר קשר טלפוני עם משפחתו רק פעמיים.
ניטען שאין לו אפשרות להיפגש עם עורך דין.
המשפחה שלו מאמינה שהוא מוחזק בכלא “אבין”
ומביעה חשש שהוא נתון להתעמרות ועינויים.
ההאשמות נגדו אינן ברורות. לטענת ארגון אמנסטי עלי יונסי
הוא אסיר מצפון אשר נרדף בשל הקשרים המשפחתיים שלו
לקבוצות אופוזיציה לכאורה.
מביע חשש שיונסי עובר עינויים במעצר
ושהוא עלול לסבול מהתנכלות.
Iranian university student
Ali Younesi 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.
Dear Mr Raisi,
University student Ali Younesi, aged 20,
has been arbitrarily detained
since his arrest on 10 April 2020,
the Iranian authorities have not
provided clear information
about the reason for his arrest.
Instead, they have publicly accused him,
and another university student arrested
the same day
of ties to “counterrevolutionary” groups
and allegedly having “explosive devices”
in their homes,
violating their right to be presumed innocent and
raising serious concerns about their well-being.
On the evening of 10 April,
was taken handcuffed to his home in Tehran
by 12 plainclothes security agents
. His forehead was split open with a gash
and he had blood all over
his face and wounds on his body,
that security agents tortured him.
Security agents searched his family home
and took Ali Younesi’s parents away
to an undisclosed location
for several hours before releasing them.
The security officials
did not identify themselves
and showed neither an arrest
nor search warrant.
Since his arrest,
Ali Younesi has
been permitted two brief telephone calls
with his family
and has been denied access to a lawyer.
His family was informed
by a prosecutor that
he has been charged with
” without providing further information.
Then, on 5 May 2020,
during his weekly press conference
, Iran’s judiciary spokesperson
, in apparent reference to Ali Younesi
and the other arrested university student,
stated that two university students
had been arrested
being in contact with
He used a pejorative term
to refer to one such group –
People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran
an opposition group based
outside of Iran and failed
to provide any evidence
for the judiciary’s accusations.
In a public video response
posted on social media
later the same day
, Ali Younesi’s sister,
stated that the j
udiciary’s accusations were “ridiculous”.
I call on you to release Ali Younesi
and anyone else arbitrarily detained
solely based on their families’ real
or perceived ties to opposition groups.
I ask you to ensure
that they are protected from torture
and other ill-treatment,
with any medical care they may require,
and given access to their families
and a lawyer of their choosing.
I also urge you
to open an independent investigation
that Ali Younesi
had been tortured on the day of his arrest.