Thursday, August 17, 2006


Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Shoahada Street, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran

Your Excellency,

I am concerned for the safety of Ahmad Batebi. I seek some assurance that he is not being tortured in detention. Please give him access to lawyers, his family, and any necessary medical treatment immediately. I urge the authorities to allow him medical leave, to seek treatment outside prison, as has reportedly been recommended by the doctor treating him, in accordance with the provisions of article 291 of Iran’s Code of Criminal Procedure, which allows courts to order that inmates receive medical treatment outside prison. I call on the authorities to order a judicial review of the case against Akbar Batebi, and to release him immediately and unconditionally if the review finds that he was imprisoned solely for the expression of his conscientiously held beliefs.


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His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Diplomatic Missions Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
245 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa ON K2P 2K2

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