Iran: Appeal Case: Abbas Lisani - Prisoner of Conscience
Abbas Lisani, aged 39, is an activist for the rights of the Iranian Azerbaijani minority. He has been held in Ardebil Prison since 31 October 2006, when he was arrested by members of the security force. He is currently serving two prison sentences: one of 18 months and the other of one year. Amnesty International believes him to be a prisoner of conscience, held for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and of association.