Free Ali Younesi and AmirHossein Moradi
אמירחוסיין מוראדי ועלי יונסי,
סטודנטים מצטיינים למדעים כלואים מזה שנתיים ברפובליקה האסלמית של איראן
Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi
are elite students who have won medals in
international astronomy & astrophysics olympiad.
They were beaten up and arbitrarily arrested
by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence agents
on April 10th 2020 in Tehran.
They are in prison since March 2020 for a fabricated crime
with no actual evidence to prove the charges against them.
They faced variety of physical & psychological tortures
including but not limited to
being kept in a cell with strong light & heater
beaten by interrogators,
hearing voice of others being tortured,
receiving threats about their family members,
it is two years already
It is two years that they have been arbitrarily detained under pressure
in the ward 209 of Evin prison.
For 59 days,
Ali and Amirhossein
were separately held in solitary confinement,
in 2 sqm cells with no windows,
deprived of any connection with the outside world,
facing tortures to accept the accusations and to
record televised forced confession.
who are Ali Younesi and AmirHossein Moradi?
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.
They were denied the right to have a lawyer for 13 months
Amirhossein Moradi had won a silver medal in
Iran’s National Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad in 2017.
He is a an undergraduate student at Sharif University
aspiring to graduate with a BSc in Physics.
Ali 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
HRW have raised concerns regarding the situation with Amirhossein Moradi and Ali Younesi.
In May 2021,
UN human rights 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 ill-treatment
and to fair trial proceedings.”
Several human rights organisations
, Amnesty Sweden,
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.
On Jan 2022,
Several Nobel Laureates & Academics asked
for the release of two Sharif University
Ali Younesi and AmirHossein Moradi
arbitrarily detained in Iran since April 2020.
Co-Chair of Committee of Concerned Scientists
On January 26, 2022, Mostafa Nili who is
revealed that Ali and Amirhossein
have been held with financial criminal/smuggler
in 2*4.5m cell,
that they are allowed for
only 2×20 minutes of yard time in a week,
and that they being are illegally blindfolded.
On April, 2022, Mostafa Nili, 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.
Facing cruel, inhuman treatment in prison
מוסטפה נילי עורך דינם של השניים חשף כי מאמציו לשפר את תנאי כליאתם של השניים היו לשווא וכי הם מוחזקים לצד אסירים פליליים
תמונות וציוצים מתוך סערת הטוויטר למען שחרורם
selected twits from Twitterstorm for Ali Younesi and
Amirhossein Moradi- 10.04.2022
The second anniversary of the arrest was marked by a twitterstorm of Farsi twitterers
We, the Iranian people,
#FreeAliAndAmirhossein in order to