Letter to Leader about Prison Torture Brings Momeni New Trial Instead of Justice
Int.'l Campaign for Human Rights in Ian

In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Fatemeh Adinehvand, wife of student activist and political prisoner Abdollah Momeni, expressed surprise for his new summons to court. “The last time I visited Abdollah on Monday, 25 July, he told me that he had been summoned to court the previous week because of his letter to the Supreme Leader, and that his charges include ‘propagating lies’ and ‘creating public anxiety.’”

A year after he wrote a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader in which he spoke of the torture he suffered during his interrogations, asking him to investigate the performance of prison and security authorities, Momeni was summoned on Tuesday, 19 July to Branch 4 of Evin Prison Court, facing serious charges for this letter.

“Abdollah was so upset. He said that ‘I was asking for justice, now they have answered me this way. Instead of addressing my letter, they have taken me back to court.’ I was also very surprised when I heard this from Abdollah, wondering why instead of investigating this injustice, they have taken my husband to court, accusing him. Regrettably, not only his request for justice was not addressed, but they fabricated a new case against him, calling him a liar in court,” said Adinehvand.

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