Save Iranian-Swedish scholar and scientist, Ahmadreza Djalali

Posted April 16, 2019

Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian citizen is imprisoned in Iran and is in need of urgent medical care. Join Scholars At Risk and the Center for Human Rights in Iran in calling for his release on medical parole by signing this letter of appeal and sharing this video.

Dr. Djalali was arrested nearly three years ago when he visited Iran to participate in a series of workshops hosted by universities in Tehran and Shiraz. In October 2017, Dr. Djalali was convicted and sentenced to death on a charge of “corruption on earth.” The Iranian government has not disclosed any evidentiary basis for these charges.

After being denied medical care several times, in November 2018, Dr. Djalali had an urgent operation. Following the operation, Dr. Djalali was immediately transferred back to Evin Prison and was informed that his bone marrow cells have severely weakened, indicating a high possibility of leukemia. On the recommendation of the Evin Prison doctor, Dr. Djalali was scheduled to see a blood and cancer specialist at a hospital on February 5; however, prison authorities prevented him from going.

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