Ahmadreza Djalali was tortured and forced to ‘confess’ to being a 'spy'. He’s been told his execution could take place any day.

Over 5 years ago, Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza, a specialist in emergency medicine, was on a regular trip to Iran when he was arrested. 

Ahmadreza says he was tortured and that interrogators threatened to harm his children unless he 'confessed' to being a 'spy' for Sweden.

Ahmadreza’s wife Vida describes him as “a conscientious and compassionate doctor who has put all of his effort into the health and welfare of others.” 

In November 2020, Vida was told that Ahmadreza’s execution would be carried out within a week. In response compassionate people from all around the world spoke out and called for the Iranian authorities to call off the execution. 

According to information received by Amnesty International, his execution was then called off following orders from “higher up.”  

Sadly, Ahmadreza is still at risk of execution. 

Ahmadreza’s execution in November 2020 was called off because compassionate people stood up and spoke out. Vida is calling for people to continue to speak out.

“Ahmadreza has always been devoted to helping others; now he is wasting away in prison for nothing. I ask Amnesty International activists around the world to help bring my husband back to his wife and children, and to the academic world.”

Sign the petition and call on the Iranian authorities to quash Ahmadreza’s death sentence and release him so he can be reunited with Vida and his children.




Sign the Petition

  Our Petition


Head of Judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei
C/o Permanent Mission of Iran to the UN
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 28
1209 Geneva

Dear Mr Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei,

On 24 November 2020, Ahmadreza Djalali, his family and lawyer were told that the prosecution authorities had issued an order instructing for Ahmadreza Djalali’s death sentence to be carried out.

I ask you to immediately halt plans to execute Ahmadreza Djalali, and quash his conviction and sentence, and immediately provide him access to his family and lawyers. I further call on you to release Ahmadreza Djalali immediately.

I call on you to establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. 

Yours sincerely, 

Add Your Voice