Iran: Concerns grow over fate of political prisoner Ali Moezi

2/19/2015 3:51:50 PM

Political prisoner Ali Moezi

Political prisoner Ali Moezi

There has been no information on the whereabouts of political prisoner Ali Moezi who has been transferred to solitary confinement since January 3.
Ali Moezi was imprisoned in Central Prison in the city of Karaj and was transferred to solitary cells in a section in Gohardasht prison which is known as Sepah (Revolutionary Guards) section.
While Mr. Moezi’s 5-year prison term is about to end, the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security intend to obstruct his release by making new false allegations.
The henchmen have threatened to sentence him to death or add a 5-year prison term on charges of propaganda against the regime.
The authorities have repeatedly threatened Mr. Moezi, the father of two Iranian opposition members in Camp Liberty in Iraq. 'Eventually we will kill you by slow death in prison and you will not leave prison alive.'
Ali Moezi, a political prisoner of the 80s, suffers from various illnesses including acute kidney disease and intestinal obstruction due to years of imprisonment and torture.
In 2009, he was arrested for visiting his two daughters in Camp Ashraf and was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and three years suspended sentence.
In June 2011, he was arrested for the third time for participating in the funeral of Mr. Mohsen Dokmehchi, a member of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) who was tortured to death by being denied access to medical care.
Mr. Moezi has always been under intense pressure and physical and psychological torture for supporting the PMOI.