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7/14/05

Release Akbar Ganji: Jailed for Exposing Iranian Government's Complicity in Murder

Source: Human Rights First
 

Imprisoned Iranian journalist and human rights activist Akbar Ganji is gravely ill and in need of immediate medical attention.

Ganji suffers from an acute and worsening asthma condition and severe back pain. A vocal critic of the Iranian government, Ganji is being held incommunicado in solitary confinement in Tehran's Evin prison.


Akbar Ganji

Akbar Ganji was tried and imprisoned as a result of his work to expose and bring to justice government officials involved in the murder of intellectuals and journalists in the 1990s, which came to be known in Iran as the "serial murders."

Several hundred protesters gathered outside Tehran University on Tuesday, July 12 to demand the release of Akbar Ganji. According to news sources, Iranian police broke up the protest and beat several of the protesters, including a young woman, and made at least six arrests.


Protesters in Tehran

The Iranian authorities that have imprisoned Ganji are responsible for his health and safety. Join Human Rights First in calling for the Iranian authorities to allow Akbar Ganji immediate access to urgently-needed medical care.

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