URGENT ACTION NEEDED
FEARS FOR IRANIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER
To: Ms. Louise Arbour United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
& Human Rights Watch & Amnesty international
Grave fears are held for the welfare of Iranian human rights campaigner, Keyvan Rafiee, since he was arrested by Iranian security forces in IRAN and he is 40 days in 209 sell Evin jail.
Rafiee was well-known both inside and outside Iran for defending human rights, in particular the rights of workers and women.
His web site provided much information to the outside world about human rights abuses inside Iran. Most recently he had reported on the student demonstrations that have taken place over the last few years. Just the latest of a number of activists and human rightsâ€™
Campaigners that have been detained by the Iranian authorities. A number of student activists have also disappeared or are being held in prison in Iran as the government cracks down on the pro-democracy movement.
We are urging, the United Nations, and other human rights organizations to contact the Iranian government to demand the release of Rafiee