Take Action! Urge Iranian authorities to halt the execution of Iranian-Kurdish citizens
Write to Iranian authorities and embassies worldwide expressing concern over the execution sentences of two Kurdish citizens, Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi. Both were sentenced to death by public hanging on December 22, 2010. The verdict was passed down by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, presided over by Judge Salavati, after a trial which reportedly lasted only 20-mintues. Both men faced dubious charges of moharebeh (enmity against god), for alleged involvement with the murder of the son of the Friday Prayer Imam in Marivan, and for membership in the Komala Party. On October 12, 2011 it was reported that the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the execution sentences.
Send a letter to IRI authorities urging them to
- Halt both prisoners’ executions;
- Investigate all allegations of torture and ill treatment. Prosecute and hold any perpetrators accountable;
- Guarantee that both defendants are afforded a fair trial and due process, including the right to independent legal representation and the right to present a full defense.
- Reject any “confession” or “evidence” obtained under torture, ill-treatment, or threats of abuse; and
- Respect the detainee’s rights as prisoners, including the right to freedom from abuse, access to adequate medical care, and the right to visits and communication.
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