Mostafa Alavi

Dr. Mostafa Alavi was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Iranian court on August 22, 2008. Dr. Alavi is a doctor and researcher, who ran a non-governmental organization called the “Iranian Elite Association” which sought to boost interaction between educated Iranians and global academic centers. He has reportedly been held in Gohardasht Prison since March 2007 and initially stood trial in January 2008, when he was charged with “plotting against the regime.” Dr. Alavi suffers from numerous illnesses including diabetes and heart problems, and has been refused necessary medication whilst in prison. Send individual letters of appeal to the individuals listed below, with copies to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country:


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
c/o H.E. Mr. Mohammad Khazaee
Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
662 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017, USA

Via email to:
Via fax to: +1 (212) 867-7086


Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh
(Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave. (south of Serah-e Jomhouri)
Tehran 1316814737
Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: or

The Honorable Hillary Clinton
United States Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520 USA

The Honorable Navanethem Pillay
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

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