Two elite Iranian students are at the risk of being put on an unfair trial and possibly being sentenced to death, Amnesty International warned on Monday, November 22, 2021. Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi have been subjected to torture and harsh treatment in Tehran’s Evin prison since their arbitrary arrest on April 10, 2020.
Amnesty International said: “Iranian university students Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, arbitrarily detained without trial in section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison since 10 April 2020, are at risk of being convicted in a grossly unfair trial of a spurious charge that carries the death penalty. Ministry of intelligence agents beat them and held them in prolonged solitary confinement in harsh conditions to extract forced “confessions”. They are prisoners of conscience targeted for exercising their right to family life.”
According to the Amnesty report, Ali Younesi has told his family he had been denied adequate health care for injuries to his left eye sustained during beatings by Intelligence Ministry agents and that lights in his cell were turned on 24 hours a day.
Also, It said Amir Hossein Moradi was beaten harshly during his arrest.
Amnesty International said, during a hearing before Tehran’s “Revolutionary Court” in July, the two were accused of “corruption on earth,” which carries the death penalty, among other “spurious” charges.
The full text of the report can be found at the following link: