Arezu Eliassi is a 22-year old Kurdish-Iranian lady that left Iran and sought asylum in Bern, Switzerland, along with her family. She is a well-known young activist for freedom, liberty, and human rights in Iran. After spending five years inside a camp, she has now been placed in detention and is set to be deported in 11 days because the authorities don’t think her activism will result in imprisonment or torture if she is returned to Iran.
This is very wrong, as we have seen women being imprisoned over social media posts that are not in favor of the Iranian regime, let alone being an activist for human and women’s rights. Arezu has already been interrogated by the regime, and both death and rape threats have been directed towards her upon news of her deportation back to Iran.
Imam Tawhidi has been authorized by Arezu to campaign for her and represent her in her case; now, and (God forbid) if she is deported back to Iran.
This campaign aims to secure legal representation for Arezu and her family, and have their case reviewed by the courts. She is seeing a lawyer on Monday, and all funds from this campaign will go directly to Arezu’s legal creditors.
Below is the deportation letter from the authorities in Switzerland; as well as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s detainment and interrogation letter. What awaits her in Iran is unspeakable. Additionally, GoFundMe has suspended her campaign for no legitimate reason whatsoever, see below images.
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Note: The donation amount has been blurred for Arezu’s own safety as she resides within a camp.
Funds are paid to her lawyer immediately after being received.