According to the family of Mohammad Ali Taheri his hunger strike has entered its 50rd day in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison . Based on information received from inside Iran, the health conditions of Mr. Taheri are very poor and prison authorities are neglecting his deteriorating health. Amnesty International had reported a few weeks ago how Mr. Taheri was threatened to death by his interrogators.
“My brother is a prisoner of conscience. There are those, however, who are seeking to make the entire case political,” said Azardokht Taheri, the sister of Mohammad Ali Taheri.
Mohammad Ali Taheri has been sentenced to death for his spiritual teachings. Under
international human rights law, the death penalty may only be used for “the most serious
crimes”, which international standards limit to crimes involving intentional killing.
Mohammad Ali Taheri has spent over four years in solitary confinement in Tehran's Evin
prison. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to
freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression
Amnesty renews URGENT ACTION call for Mohammad Ali Taheri in Iran
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