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Attacks in Evin Prison in Iran

Open Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Pillay

On 25 April 2014, nine days after the attacks on prisoners in Evin Prison in Iran on 17 April 2014, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has yet to make a public statement on the human rights violations that took place. FIDH and its member organization LDDHI have written an open letter to the High Commissioner calling on her to stand in support of the rights of prisoners in Iran and their families. The letter includes a detailed account of the events of 17 April and the days that followed, as well as lists of injured prisoners and their injuries, and prisoners sent to solitary confinement.
Dear High Commissioner,

FIDH and its member organization, the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI), call on you to respond publicly and firmly to the violent attacks that took place on 17 April 2014 in Evin Prison Iran.

At 9:30 a.m. on 17 April 2014, plain-­‐clothed agents and around 60 members of the Prison Special Guard, armed with batons and anti-­‐riot gear, attacked prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison in Iran. Dozens of prisoners were injured, and more than 30 prisoners were sent to solitary confinement. Prisoners were subjected to inhuman treatment and those in solitary confinement were denied proper medical care despite their injuries. At least 11 prisoners still remained in solitary confinement as of Friday 25 April, and are reportedly on hunger strike. Dozens of prisoners who are currently in Ward 350 of Evin prison have also gone on hunger strike until the Iranian government responds to their calls for justice for the violations that took place on 17 April.

The Iranian authorities have thus far done very little in response to the attacks and the subsequent calls from prisoners and their families. High-­‐level officials including the Head of the Judiciary and the Minister of Justice have denied that any serious injuries or wrongdoings took place on 17 April.

Our organizations have compiled an account of the events that took place in Ward 350 of Evin Prison on 17 April and the days that followed, as well as the names of prisoners who were injured and an inventory of their injuries, and the names of prisoners who are known to have been sent to solitary confinement, including those who have yet to return to Ward 350 as of today. Please find this information annexed here; we are certain that these facts provide sufficient cause for concern and thus warrant a serious response from your office.

We expect the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to react to the serious violations that took place on 17 April, the torture and ill treatment of the prisoners in the days that followed, the remaining solitary confinement of 11 prisoners, and denial of the Iranian authorities, who refuse to properly investigate the violence that took place and who continue to deny the rights of the prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison.
We therefore urge you to:
publicly condemn the violations of human rights that took place in Evin Prison on 17 April and the days that followed;
call on the Iranian authorities to condemn the violence and hold those responsible to account;
endorse the calls of the prisoners and their families for the establishment of an independent investigation commission on the events that took place on 17 April in Evin Prison;
call on the Iranian authorities to return all prisoners who remain in solitary confinement to their ward;
call for all injured prisoners to be provided with appropriate medical care; and
publicly support relevant UN special procedures to take a public position on these events and investigate those violations that fall under their mandates, notably the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Sincerely Yours,
Karim Lahidji FIDH President


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نامه سرگشاده عبدالکریم لاهیجی، رییس فدراسیون بین المللی جامعه‌های حقوق بشر به ناوی پیلای، کمیسر عالی حقوق بشر سازمان ملل درباره حمله به بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین و نیز شرح حمله روز ۲۸ فروردین به بند ۳۵۰ اوین و فهرست زندانیان مجروح و انتقالی به سلول‌های انفرادی به دو زبان فارسی و انگلیسی:

خانم ناوی پیلای، کمیسر عالی حقوق بشر

رونوشت: دکتر احمد شهید، گزارشگر ویژه وضعیت حقوق بشر در ایران

۲۵ آوریل ۲۰۱۴

(۵ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۳)

خانم پیلای، کمیسر عالی حقوق بشر،

فدراسیون بین المللی جامعه‌های حقوق بشر، و سازمان عضو آن جامعه دفاع از حقوق بشر در ایران، از شما می خواهند به طور علنی و قاطعانه در باره حمله‌های خشونت بار در زندان اوین/ایران در تاریخ ۱۷ آوریل ۲۰۱۴ (۲۸ فروردین ۱۳۹۳) واکنش نشان بدهید.

در ساعت ۹:۳۰ صبح روز ۱۷ آوریل ۲۰۱۴ (۲۸ فروردین ۱۳۹۳)، عده‌ای از ماموران لباس شخصی و در حدود ۶۰ تن از اعضای گارد ویژه زندان مسلح به باتوم و تجهیزات ضد شورش، به زندانیان بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین در ایران حمله کردند. ده‌ها تن از زندانیان زخمی و بیش از ۳۰ زندانی به سلول‌های انفرادی منتقل شدند. زندانیان در سلول‌های انفرادی نیز با رفتار غیرانسانی روبرو شدند و از مراقبت پزشکی متناسب با جراحت‌هایشان محروم ماندند. در تاریخ ۲۵ آوریل (۵ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۳) دست کم ۱۱ زندانی هنوز در سلول‌های انفرادی به سر می برند و گویا در اعتصاب غذا هستند. ده‌ها زندانی که در حال حاضر در بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین در حبس هستند نیز دست به اعتصاب غذا زده اند تا حکومت ایران به درخواست آنها برای اجرای عدالت در باره نقض حقوق آنها در روز ۱۷ آوریل (۲۸ فروردین) پاسخ دهد.

دولتمردان ایران تاکنون کار چندانی در باره حمله‌ها و درخواست‌های زندانیان و خانواده‌های آنها انجام نداده اند. مسئولان بالارتبه از جمله رییس قوه قضاییه و وزیر دادگستری وقوع جراحت‌ها و تخلف‌های جدی در روز ۱۷ آوریل (۲۸ فروردین) را تکذیب کرده اند.

سازمان‌های ما شرحی از رویدادهای بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین در روز ۱۷ آوریل (۲۸ فروردین) و روزهای پس از آن، نام زندانیان مجروح و فهرست جراحت‌های آنها، نام زندانیان انتقالی به سلول‌های انفرادی و زندانیانی را که تا به امروز از انفرادی به بند ۳۵۰ بازگشته اند، گرد آورده اند. این اطلاعات به پیوست است. اطمینان داریم که این حقایق باعث نگرانی است و بنابراین واکنش جدی دفتر شما را ایجاب می کند.

ما از دفتر کمیساریای عالی حقوق بشر سازمان ملل انتظار داریم به نقض جدی حقوق بشر در روز ۱۷ آوریل (۲۸ فروردین)، شکنجه و بدرفتاری با زندانیان در روزهای پس از آن، باقی ماندن ۱۱ زندانی درسلول‌های انفرادی و تکذیب دولتمردان ایران، که از تحقیق مناسب در باره نقض حقوق بشر سر باز می زنند و به انکار حقوق زندانیان بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین ادامه می دهند، واکنش نشان دهد.

بنابراین، شما را فرا می خوانیم:

به طور علنی نقض حقوق بشر در زندان اوین در روز ۱۷ آوریل (۲۸ فروردین) و روزهای پس از آن را محکوم کنید؛
از دولتمردان ایران بخواهید خشونت را محکوم کنند و مسئولان این خشونت را به پاسخگویی بخواهند؛
از درخواست‌های زندانیان و خانواده‌هایشان برای تشکیل کمیسیون مستقل تحقیق در باره رویدادهای روز ۱۷ آوریل (۲۸ فروردین) در زندان اوین حمایت کنید؛
از دولتمردان ایران بخواهید تمام زندانیانی را که هنوز در سلول‌های انفرادی هستند به بند عمومی بازگردانند؛
برای تمام زندانیان مجروح، خواهان تامین مراقبت پزشکی مناسب بشوید؛
به طور رسمی از کارشناسان ویژه مربوط برای موضع گیری علنی در باره این رویدادها و تحقیق در باره نقض حقوق مربوط به چارچوب اختیارشان ـ به ویژه از گزارشگر ویژه سازمان ملل در باره شکنجه، گزارشگر ویژه سازمان ملل برای آزادی گردهمایی و تشکل، و گزارشگر ویژه وضعیت حقوق بشر در ایران ـ حمایت کنید.

با احترام،
عبدالکریم لاهیجی، رییس فدراسیون بین المللی جامعه‌های حقوق بشر

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Attacks in Evin Prison in Iran
Open Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Pillay
On 25 April 2014, nine days after the attacks on prisoners in Evin Prison in Iran on 17 April 2014, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has yet to make a public statement on the human rights violations that took place. FIDH and its member organization LDDHI have written an open letter to the High Commissioner calling on her to stand in support of the rights of prisoners in Iran and their families. The letter includes a detailed account of the events of 17 April and the days that followed, as well as lists of injured prisoners and their injuries, and prisoners sent to solitary confinement.
Dear High Commissioner,

FIDH and its member organization, the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI), call on you to respond publicly and firmly to the violent attacks that took place on 17 April 2014 in Evin Prison Iran.

At 9:30 a.m. on 17 April 2014, plain-­‐clothed agents and around 60 members of the Prison Special Guard, armed with batons and anti-­‐riot gear, attacked prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison in Iran. Dozens of prisoners were injured, and more than 30 prisoners were sent to solitary confinement. Prisoners were subjected to inhuman treatment and those in solitary confinement were denied proper medical care despite their injuries. At least 11 prisoners still remained in solitary confinement as of Friday 25 April, and are reportedly on hunger strike. Dozens of prisoners who are currently in Ward 350 of Evin prison have also gone on hunger strike until the Iranian government responds to their calls for justice for the violations that took place on 17 April.

The Iranian authorities have thus far done very little in response to the attacks and the subsequent calls from prisoners and their families. High-­‐level officials including the Head of the Judiciary and the Minister of Justice have denied that any serious injuries or wrongdoings took place on 17 April.

Our organizations have compiled an account of the events that took place in Ward 350 of Evin Prison on 17 April and the days that followed, as well as the names of prisoners who were injured and an inventory of their injuries, and the names of prisoners who are known to have been sent to solitary confinement, including those who have yet to return to Ward 350 as of today. Please find this information annexed here; we are certain that these facts provide sufficient cause for concern and thus warrant a serious response from your office.

We expect the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to react to the serious violations that took place on 17 April, the torture and ill treatment of the prisoners in the days that followed, the remaining solitary confinement of 11 prisoners, and denial of the Iranian authorities, who refuse to properly investigate the violence that took place and who continue to deny the rights of the prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison.
We therefore urge you to:
publicly condemn the violations of human rights that took place in Evin Prison on 17 April and the days that followed;
call on the Iranian authorities to condemn the violence and hold those responsible to account;
endorse the calls of the prisoners and their families for the establishment of an independent investigation commission on the events that took place on 17 April in Evin Prison;
call on the Iranian authorities to return all prisoners who remain in solitary confinement to their ward;
call for all injured prisoners to be provided with appropriate medical care; and
publicly support relevant UN special procedures to take a public position on these events and investigate those violations that fall under their mandates, notably the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Sincerely Yours,
Karim Lahidji FIDH President

http://j.mp/1hD1GF2

 
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