are elite students
who have won medals in international astronomy
& astrophysics olympiad.
They are in prison since March 2020
for a fabricated crime with
no actual evidence to prove the charges against them.
ישוחררו עלי יונסי ואמירחוסיין מוראדי
עלי יונסי ואמיר חוסיין מורדי שני סטודנטים
באוניברסיטת אמיר שריף טהראן,
שוהים במעצר מזה שנתיים .
טוענים שאין להאשמות כנגדם בסיס
subjected to cruel and inhuman treatment
Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi
were beaten up
and arbitrarily arrested
For 59 days,
Ali and Amirhossein were separately
held in solitary confinement,
in 2 sqm cells with no windows,
3/7/2021 and 22/1/2022.
and they were also deprived of any connection
with the outside world,
to accept the accusations
and to record televised forced confession.
They faced variety of physical
and psychological tortures
including but not limited
to being kept in a cell
with strong light & heater on 24/7,
beaten by interrogators,
hearing voice of others being tortured,
receiving threats about their family members,
They were denied the right
to have a lawyer for 13 months
and since then
they have had limited access
to their lawyers.
haven’t been issued to any verdict yet,
though they had their first and second court hearing on
Amirhossein and Ali
are undergraduate students
in computer engineering and physics,
at Sharif University, Iran.
By the time they started studying
they were already award winning students
and destined for a bright future.
About Amirhossein Morad
He has won a silver medal in Iran’s National Astronomy
and Astrophysics Olympiad in 2017.
He is a an undergraduate student at Sharif University
a BSc (A first degree) in Physics.
About Ali Younesi
Ali Younesi won gold medal in the International Astronomy
and Astrophysics Olympiad (IOAA) 2018 in China.
He also won gold and silver medals
in Iran’s National Astronomy
& Astrophysics Olympiad in 2017 and 2016.
He is a computer engineering student
at Sharif university
(@SharifSocial twitter-a link to their account)
UN human rights experts say
Un experts have urged Iran’s ambassador to UN
to “take all necessary measures to
guarantee the right of
Mr Younesi not to be deprived of his liberty,
to protection from
any act of torture
and to fair trial proceedings.”
Several human rights organisations
Amnesty Iran, Amnesty Sweden,
HRW have raised concerns regarding the situation with
Amirhossein Moradi and Ali Younesi.
In May 2021,
174 professors and directors of various departments
at Sharif University
@SharifSocial demanded the
Iranian authorities to
release Ali Younesi and AmirHossein Moradi.
Nobel Laureates & Academics
On Jan 2022, Several Nobel Laureates & Academics asked
for the release of two Sharif University @SharifSocial students
arbitrarily detained in Iran since April 2020.
Mostafa Nili- Ali Younesi’s Lawyer
have been held
with financial criminal/smuggler in 2*4.5m cell,
for only 2×20 minutes of
yard time in a week,
An update- On April, 2022,
Mostafa Nili, Their lawyer,
disclosed that his and his
colleagues’ attempts to transfer
Ali and Amirhossein
from the high-security cells in ward 209 to a
“regular” political-prisoner ward have been failed.
Several Nobel Laureates
and distinguished academics
in a letter have urged the
United Nations to intervene for
the release of two top university students imprisoned in Iran.
Sources- selected twits from the twitterstorm
second anniversary of the arbitrary arrest of
#AmirHosseinMoradi and Ali Younesi 10.04.2022
צייצנים בפיד פרסית קוראים לשחרור של האסירים הפוליטיים
10.04.2022 – יום השנה למעצר
به دوش خسته، دل زخم و جان آزرده
همیشه شاهد ظلمم، غم زمانه کشم
شبیه آتشم اما به زیر خاکستر
ببین که از سر کینه شبی زبانه کشم
Originally tweeted by Narges (@Narges59897716) on 9th April 2022.