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Heiko Maas: Stop the execution of Amir, Said and Mohammad!

Saideh Azadi a lancé cette pétition adressée à Professor Javaid Rehman (UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran) et à 1 autre
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During the November protests in 2019, thousands of Iranians protested against the oppressive regime in the country. Now three young men are to be executed. Amnesty International has already launched a public appeal (German version), which can also be supported!

The November 2019 protests were caused by the increase of the gasoline price, the desolate economic situation and the massive oppression of the Iranian people by the corrupt Iranian government that has been going on for 40 years. Thousands of demonstrators were arrested, dozens injured and hundreds shot during the demonstration. Among the dead were children and young people.

It has recently become known that among the group of detainees of the November protests in 2019, an Islamic Revolutionary Court in Iran has decided to execute three young men, Amir Hossein, Said and Mohammad. All three belong to the organisers of the November movement. Beforehand, these young men were forced, under severe torture, to confess their guilt of alleged criminal acts :

Amir Hossein Moradi, 25, lived in Germany for three years before returning to Iran to live with his mother and sister. He graduated from high school in computer science and worked as a seller of mobile phones, computers and software in Tehran.
Said Tamjidi is 27 years old and a student of electrical engineering.
Mohammad Rajabi is 25 years old and has high school diploma.
The destiny of these three young men could be my destiny: I am an exiled Iranian woman and had to flee Iran with my parents over 30 years ago due to the political situation and persecution by the government.

On November 16, 2019 Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi took part in protests in Sattar Khan Street in Tehran and were later arrested.

Their death sentence, is based on “enmity to God” (Moharebeh). The judiciary accuses them, amongst other things, of being riot leaders who set fire to petrol stations and banks during the November protests, filmed them and sent them to foreign media. They had acted against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The trial against the three young men was grossly unfair.

“Most of the accusations were wrong and they had been under torture to force them to make a forced confession”. They added that they “were fed up with the injustice in the country and took to the streets to protest against it”. All of them had forcibly disappeared for weeks after their arrest and had no access to their lawyer during the investigation phase. The “confession” of Amir Hossein Moradi, which was broadcasted in a propaganda video on state television days before his trial, was used as evidence to sentence them. The three men are currently imprisoned in Fashafouyeh prison in Tehran province.

*** Update 3 March 2020: According to reports, Amir Hossein, Said and Mohammad, along with 17 other protesters of the November protests, were transferred to Ward 1, suite 11 of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary in the immediate neighborhood of dangerous criminals! They are all suspected to be infected with coronavirus, after Amir Hossein is said to have been tested positive! Ward 1 is dangerous: In the same suite, Alireza Shir Mohammadi, a 21-year-old political prisoner, was stabbed to death in 2019 by two prisoners convicted of drug offences. Access to medical care and hygiene articles is also not available for them.

The families of these men have been in shock since the verdict was handed down, but must remain silent.

We, the undersigned, urge the representatives of the German government and UN human rights to put pressure on the Iranian government and to prevent these executions! It has been shown that public pressure can prevent executions.

Please help the people in Iran!

The Undersigned

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adcali.com 27 June 2020