We are writing to draw your attention to the alarming situation of political prisoners in
With all due respect, we urge you to call upon the Iranian authorities to commute these death sentences.
Among the five condemned is Mr. Mohammad Ali Zamani who received a death sentence on Oct. 8 2009. He is among hundreds of detainees who on June 12th were brought collectively before
And last day, on 21/11/2009 the “Human Rights News Agency” reported that his death sentence was confirmed by Iranian Judiciary. This development convinced us to write to you again and to ask for urgent action.
Three other prisoners are awaiting execution. Arash Rahmanpour, Hamed Rouhaninejad, and Davoud Faricheh Mirardebili are convicted of membership of monarchist circle. The fifth, Nasser Abdolhosseini, is sentenced to death on charges of connections with the People’s Mojahedin Organization. The accused were forced to confess against their own will and to implicate themselves by reading statements prepared by the judicial authorities.
There are reports that these scheduled executions are a prelude to a more wide-spread wave of executions of the many political prisoners in
Human rights violations have a long history in
Accordingly, we ask you and the UN for an immediate intervention to pressure the Iranian authorities for a stay of these scheduled executions. We believe that the UN is fully justified to express its deep concern regarding these planned executions, as