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Urgent 9 Iranian Protesters scheduled to be executed soon! #iran #Ashura #iranelections

February 11, 2010

HT to E.R. who relayed this message to me from Amnesty International:

URGENT ACTION: Nine at Risk of Execution over Iran Protests!Share

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENT:

“NINE At RISK Of EXECUTION Over IRAN PROTESTS”
( 2 Febbruary 2010)

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities not to execute nine people sentenced to death who were arrested in relation to the protests that followed last year’s disputed presidential election.
The organization said it fears the Iranian authorities are planning to execute some or all of the nine in public before 11 February, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when further protests are expected.

According to Iranian media reports, Deputy Judiciary Head Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that, after the execution of Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour last week, the nine others will be executed “soon”.

“Those sentenced did not have had a fair trial,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director. “They were denied access to a lawyer in the initial stages of their detention, and some or all appear to have been coerced into giving confessions.. It is also not clear whether those condemned have been able to exercise their right to appeal.”

At least two of the nine others on death row, Naser Abdolhasani and Reza Kazemi, were sentenced to death in similar post-election “show trials”. The identity of the other seven is unknown.

PLEASE SEND APPEALS

LETTER / APPEAL:

Your Excellency/ Director / Dear Mr or Mrs,

I am deeply concerned about the case of nine people sentenced to death who were arrested in relation to the protests that followed last year’s disputed presidential election.
Human Rights Organizations fear that some or all of the nine could be executed in public before 11 February, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when further protests are expected.
In fact, according to Iranian media reports, Deputy Judiciary Head Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that, after the execution of Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour last week, the nine others will be executed “soon”.
I want underlining and pointing out to your attention that those sentenced did not have had a fair trial.They were denied access to a lawyer in the initial stages of their detention, and some or all appear to have been coerced into giving confessions.
After terrible execution of Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani (37) and Arash Rahmanipour (19, hanged in public last Thursday after being convicted of “enmity against God”, I call all Iranian authorities
to consider the opportunity to impose an immediate and comprehensive moratorium on all executions, as a first step towards ending the use of this punishment: the international image of the Islamic Republic of Iran could remarkably take advantage of this choice.
All human rights organizations, as Amnesty International, recognizes the right and responsibility of governments to bring to justice, in conformity with international standards of fair trial, those suspected of criminal offences, but opposes the death penalty as the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

Sincerely,

SIGN/ COPY/ PAST and SEND TO:

1) Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei

Email: info_leader@leader.ir
VIA WEBSITE: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter (English)

Salutation: Your Excellency

2) Head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani

Office of the Head of the Judiciary, Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave. south of Serah-e Jomhouri, Tehran 1316814737, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: Via WEB SITE: http://www.dadiran.ir/tabid/75/Default.aspx

1st starred box: your Given Name;
2sd starred box: your Family Name;
3rd starred box: your Email Address

Salutation: Your Excellency

3) Head of the Provincial Judiciary in Tehran Ali Reza Avaei

Email: avaei@Dadgostary-tehran.ir
(Salutation: Dear Mr Avaei)

4) U.N. High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay

Email: npillay@ohchr.org

5) Iran’s Permanant Representative of United Nations Mohammad Khazaee

Email: iran@un.int

6) Director, Human Rights Headquarters of Iran Mohammad Javad Larijani

Email: int_aff@judiciary.ir

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