Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Than 3000 Signed the Petition for the Immediate Release of Esha Momeni

More than three thousand people have so far signed the petition for the immediate release of Esha Momeni. The statement, addressed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the head of Judiciary Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, asks for the release of Esha Momeni and urges that the officials:

1. Guarantee in all circumstances the physical and psychological integrity of Ms. Esha Momeni;
2. Assure that while in detention she is granted immediate and regular access to her family, a lawyer of her choice, and any medical treatment necessary in light of her medical condition (kidney stones);
3. Ensure in all circumstances respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and with international and regional human rights instruments ratified by Iran.

Esha Momeni has been kept in solitary confinement in the Evin prison since October 15th and has not been permitted to speak to her family or her lawyer yet. According to the Iranian Judiciary spokes person Esha Momeni is under investigation for "acting against national security", a charge that a few other women's rights activists have also received in current years.

To sign the petition click here

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