Members of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and House of Lords, members of the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) in a press release on Thursday, condemned the Iranian regime’s arresting elite students Ali Younesi and Amir Hossain Moradi, particularly amid the coronavirus outbreak, and urged the UK government to mount international pressure on mullahs’ regime to release these prisoners.
Amir Hossein Moradi disappeared on April 10, and Ali Younesi was brought home in the evening of the same day, with injuries and torture marks. Ali won the gold medal of the 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, held in China in 2018. Earlier, he had won the silver and gold medals of the National Astronomy Olympiad in 2016 and 2017. Amir Hossein also won the Olympiad silver medal in 2017. The MEK has also released names of another 18 people arrested by the mullahs’ regime in secret. The Iranian Resistance has urged the international community to intervene and prevent these prisoners from being tortured and possibly executed by the regime.
The full text of the BCFIF is as follows:
The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) condemns Iran’s regime for intensifying its domestic repression by stepping up crackdown on dissenting voices and unleashing a new wave of executions instead of helping the Iranian people during the devastating coronavirus pandemic in the country.
During a press briefing on 5 May, a spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary acknowledged the arrest of two renowned Iranian students. The spokesperson also alleged that the arrested students were in contact with the organised Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and accused them of inciting violence.
The announcement comes as the regime carried out several executions last week including the execution of two juvenile offenders, which the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, condemned as a clear violations of International Human Rights law.