Honorable President Javier Solana of European Union council
Honorable president of the Human rights commission
Jun 4, 2005/ Sweden
Subject: Announcement in support of Akbar Ganji and Nasser Zarafshan (political prisoners) held in Islamic republic prisons.
From: Members of the Swedish parliament and the other organization of the liberal party (Folkpartiet Liberalerna)
Once again, we Members of Swedish Parliament have been informed about the health and condition of living of Mr. Akbar Ganji, leading journalist and Dr. Nasser Zarafshan, lawyer and human rights activist, held as political prisoners in Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mr. Akbar Ganji is on current hunger strike and is being kept in solitary confinement at Tehran's Evin jail, while he has back problem and asthma and is in a very bad condition. He is kept isolated and is not allowed to meet any of his family members, not even his lawyer who is Mrs. Shirin Ebadi.
Dr. Nasser Zarafshan, prominent lawyer and human rights activist, is held in notorious Evin Prison for so long, he is on hunger strike inside prison, and due to his critical kidney problem, he needs immediate medical care, and we are very concerned that his health could further deteriorate.
We undersigned members of Swedish Parliament, and the other organization of the liberal Party (FolkPartiet Liberalerna), are extremely concerned about the health and
illegal imprisonment of these and all other political prisoners held in inhuman condition,
in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
We ask of you to put more pressure to the Islamic government, in order to make them reconsider their cases and order their immediate and unconditional release.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Cecilia Malmström, Member of the European Parliament and its Foreign Affairs Committee.
Avni Dervishi, Chairman for international politics for young of Sweden
Cecilia Wikstrom, Member of the Swedish parliament, Deputy Member of committee on Foreign Affairs
Martin Andreasson, Member of the Swedish parliament, Committee on Civil Law
Fred Saberi, President of Iranian International Liberal Association in Sweden
Birgitta Ohlsson, Member of the Swedish parliament, Deputy Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs
Erik Ullenhag, Member of the Swedish Parliament, representing the Liberal Party