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British-Iranian Professor Abbas Edalat Arrested in Iran

May 1, 2018

Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian professor at the Imperial College of London, has been arrested by security forces in Tehran, according to Iran's semi-official news agency, FARS. 

 

Edalat was detained on April 15, 2018 and is believed to be in the custody of Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC). Reports suggests that Edalat's home in Tehran was raided by the IRGC and his belongings, including his computer and notebooks, were confiscated.

 

 

On April 26, Iranian authorities acknowledged for the first time that they were holding Edalat. An Iranian official told FARS that, "A member of a British-backed spy network has been arrested recently, with alleged connections to the sedition and renegade currents."

 

Edalat is accused of being part of a British-affiliated, anti-Iran group that allegedly launched espionage operations and had contacts with leaders of mass antigovernment protests in 2009, the news agency said.

 

Endangered Scholars Worldwide is gravely concerned over Edalat's detention. ESW calls for letters, emails, and faxes respectfully urging authorities in Iran to investigate the situation, to guarantee Edalat's well-being in custody, and to ensure that any charges or convictions related to Edalat's peaceful exercise of protected human rights are lifted and that his case is addressed in a manner consistent with the internationally recognized standards of due process and fair trial and detention in accordance with Iran's obligations under international law.

 

Please send correspondence to the following:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Jomhouri Street
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +98 21 644 11
Website: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.Khamenei.ir
 
Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
 
President Hassan Rouhani
The Office of the President
Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
 
Javad Zarif,
Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Minister's Office
Imam Khomeini Square
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +98 21 66743149
Website: http://www.mfa.gov.ir
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jzarif
 
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Email: InfoDesk@ohchr.org
Kishore Singh
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Email: sreducation@ohchr.org
 
David Kaye
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Email: freedex@ohchr.org
 
Federica Mogherini
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels
Belgium
 
Thorbjørn Jagland
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Council of Europe
Avenue de l'Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Fax: + 33 3 88 41 27 99
 
Philippe Boillat
Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law Council of Europe
Avenue de l'Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Fax: + 33 3 88 41 27 99


 

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