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Amnesty International has called on Canadian prime minister to intervene in case of Hamid Ghassemi-Shallo...

Alex Neve, the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, has called for the Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, to intervene. "We have taken up his case because of a range of serious human rights concerns, including the death penalty, allegations of torture and ill-treatment, unfair trial, and the tragic death in custody of his brother, Alborz Ghassemi, who had been arrested just before his own arrest," Neve said in a letter to Harper.

Marina Nemat, an Iranian author who has written a book about her time in Evin prison and has campaigned on behalf of prisoners including Ghassemi-Shall, said: "All signs and news coming from Iran indicate that he is in imminent danger.

"Unfortunately, the current Canadian government has been very slow in launching efforts to bring Hamid home.