Amnesty International Issues Urgent Action for Amir Yaghoub-Ali

Tuesday 31 July 2007

Change for Equality: Amnesty International has issued an urgent action letter with respect to the imprisonment of Amir Yaghoub-Ali, a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign, who was arrested on July 11, in Andisheh Park, Tehran, while collecting signatures in support of a petition asking for changes to discriminatory laws against women. The Urgent action expresses concern for the well-being of Amir Yaghoub-Ali, who according to Amnesty International may be subject to ill treatment or torture. Amnesty’s base for these claims, are reports provided by students of Amir Kabir University, who upon their release from prison, have claimed that they were severely beaten while in prison and tortured. Amir Yaghoub-Ali is a member of the men’s committee of the Campaign, and one a growing number of young men, involved in the women’s movement.

To read Amnesty’s statement in this respect, and to take action on behalf of 20-year old Amir Yaghoub-Ali, visit their site.


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