“We turn to you for the prevention of unimaginable and horrific events… come out on September 7, 2007 in a global action to prevent these executions.”
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To human rights organizations and all who are against execution, torture, and imprisonment
Oppose the wave of executions and oppression against prisoners in Iran!
We, who are imprisoned in Iranian prisons, urge all libertarians around the world to be aware of our situation in prisons, and to pay special attention to the danger of widespread executions in Iran. We call upon you from within prisons with the hope that you prevent the wave of executions in Iran by your actions and activities.
Execution is unjust and it should be prohibited in every possible way in Iran and all around the world.
Unfortunately, a number of young people and political activists were executed in different Iranian cities within the last days and weeks. 12 people in the city of Kerman, 20 people in the city of Mashhad, 26 in the city of Karaj and some others in Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz and other cities are under the threat of execution. We turn to you for the prevention of unimaginable and horrific events. We call upon you to use every means to stop these executions.
We, who are imprisoned and who are on the death row in Evin, Gohardasht, Sanandaj, Urumiye, Naqadeh, Kermanshah and other Iranian prisons, call upon all to come out on September 7, 2007 all over the world in a global action to bring international attention to our situation in order to prevent these executions.
We, political prisoners and those who are on the death row, look forward to your actions. Do not let another catastrophe happen in Iran. We feel we are in danger and under threat and have no other way than calling upon you libertarians.
1.Mostafa Daryanavard (Evin Prison, Division 7, Sector 1)
2.Reza Babatabar (Evin Prison, Division 7, Sector 3)
3.Babak Dadbakhsh (Evin Prison, Division 7, Sector 3)
4.Farshid Babaivarzi (Evin Prison, Division 7, Sector 1)
5.Abdolreza Najafian (Evin Prison, Division 7, Sector 5)
6.Hossein Asqari (Evin Prison, Division 7, Sector 1)
7.Behrouz Javid Tehrani (Gohardasht Prison)
8.Alireza Karami Kheyrabadi (Gohardasht Prison)
9.Afshin Baymani (Gohardasht Prison)
10.Said Sangar (Urumiye Prison)
11.Sasan Babai (Sanandaj Prison)
12.Jafar Malaeke (Naqadeh Prison)
13.Keyvan Rafiee (Evin Prison, Section 7)
14.Mohammad Hassan Fallahizadeh (Evin Prison, Section 350)
15.Abolfazl Jahandar (Evin Prison, Section 350)
16.Yasser Majidi (Birjand Prison)
17.Ali Heydariyan (Evin Prison, Section 350)
18.Farzad Kamangar (Evin Prison, Section 350)
19.Akbar Sanjabi (Kermanshah Dieselabad Prison)
20.Peyman Khanjari (Kermanshah Dieselabad Prison)
21.Khaled Herdani (Rejaishahr Prison)
22.Nasser Kheyrollahi (Rejaishahr Prison)
23.Shahram Pourmansouri (Rejaishahr Prison)
24.Latif Mohammadi (Rejaishahr Prison)
25.Mostafa Salimi (Rejaishahr Prison)
26.Farhang Pourmansouri (Rejaishahr Prison)
Some other prisoners have also signed this letter whose names will be made available shortly.
August 25, 2007
Translated by the International Committee against Execution, which in response to the prisoners’ call, is calling for worldwide demonstrations on September 7, 2007.
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Aug. 6IRAN:International Committee against Executions Urges Abolition of DeathPenalty in IranThe International Committee against Executions which functions in Germanyand is presided by an Iranian human rights activist, Mina Ahadi, believesthere is a necessity to exert pressure upon the Islamic regime in Iran,where courts make injustice decisions on the death penalty, according to the appeal of the organization.Ahadi reported to Trend from Berlin on 6 August that the appeal of theorganization says Iran should stop not only the current death penalty, butto abolish execution completely. "We ask all international organizations on human rights to become involved into the recent event in Iran and stopthe murder of people," the appeal says.The appeal was sent to Amnesty International and other human rightsorganizations in the world. According to Ahadi, the inmates personally requested that she inform international human rights organizations oftheir appeals and she has promised to do just that.The number of executions has doubled in Iran compared to 2006. Iran is thefirst place in the world where the juveniles are executed. Notably, two Kurdish journalists were detained and recently sentenced to the deathpenalty in the country. Journalists Adnan Hasanpur and Hiva Butimar weredetained in 2005 by Iran. The court of Marivan City (Iranian province of Kurdistan) has recently accused the journalists of activities directedagainst the national security of the country, transmitting secret militaryinformation to the opposition and the armed struggle against the Iranian authorities. The journalists attorney who was appointed by theauthorities, Mahammad Saleh Nikbakht, reported that the defendants hadpleaded guilty to the accusation of 140 pages, but said that the trial hadbeen held unfairly and the journalists could be executed. The attorneynoted that the accusation against Hasanpur involved his professionalactivities.(source: Trend News)