Swiss Embassy in Tehran has served the Islamic Republic of Iran as the Defendant on August 19, 2020. The service has been completed under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Iran has 60 days to answer to our Complaint. Our office received the confirmation of service from the Department of State today. Read more about the case here.
Backstory: On July 15, 2019, the family of Mr. Abbas Amirentezam filed an action against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for the almost 40-year incarceration and house arrest of their father, who was allegedly subjected to torture, solitary confinement, and lack of medical care leading to his death.
Mr. Amirentezam, Ambassador and Deputy Prime Minister in the Interim Government of the Islamic Republic, was allegedly the longest-held political prisoner and prisoner of conscience in the Islamic Republic of Iran. His memoir alleges, “while he was incarcerated in Evin prison, Mr. Amirentezam was denied any visitation rights and/or communication with his children. Mr. Amirentezam was routinely tortured and exposed to mock executions. He was refused medical treatment and consequently suffered irreparable damage to his health." Mr. Amirentezam died on July 12, 2018 while under house arrest. Until his death, he demanded a fair and public trial.
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