URGENT: Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaghoubi in May 2023. They have no more chances to appeal their death sentences. Today, they are at imminent risk of execution. Please take action and call for Iranian authorities to quash their death sentences.

Right now, protesters in Iran are at risk of execution, including children. Numerous people have already been sentenced to death in sham trials.

Iran has sentenced people to death, because they stood up and joined protests against the government.

Majid, Saleh, and Saeed were sentenced to death following an unfair trial.

Majid recently sent a voice note from inside prison to his fiancee. He said he was subjected to repeated torture and other ill-treatment, including repeated beatings, to make “confessions.” 

The men were denied access to lawyers, and their trials only lasted a few days.

The Iranian authorities recently broadcast videos of these forced “confessions” on state television, a worrying sign that suggests their executions are imminent.

Amnesty believes that the Iranian authorities are using the death penalty to instil fear in the people of Iran and stop them joining the protests. 

They’ve also used live ammunition against protesters, leading to the deaths of protesters, but that hasn’t stopped people from taking to the streets.

Majid’s cousin Mohammad lives in Australia and has been advocating for his cousin following his arrest. He has spoken to the media, met with MPs, and done everything he can for his cousin. Families of people sentenced to death have protested outside prisons, at risk to themselves.

We need to stand with Majid, Saleh, Saeed, and with all those at risk of execution in Iran, and their families,and call on the Iranian authorities to stop their crackdown on people exercising their human rights.

No-one should face execution for standing up for human rights. Take action and call on Iran to release those at risk of execution, as well as those who have been sentenced to death.


Sign the Petition

  Our Petition

Head of judiciary
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei
c/o Embassy of Iran to the European Union
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt No. 15
1050 Bruxelles

Dear Mr Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei,

I am gravely concerned that Iranian authorities have sentenced people to death, and are seeking the death penalty in grossly unfair sham trials against many more.

The individuals have all been denied fair trials. According to informed sources, several defendants were tortured and their torture-tainted “confessions” were used as evidence. State media broadcast forced “confessions” of at least nine defendants prior to trial. 

The three children are on trial in adult courts, in breach of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Iran has ratified. 

I urge you to immediately quash all convictions and death sentences, refrain from seeking further death sentences, and ensure that anyone charged is tried in proceedings meeting international fair trial standards.

I urge you to release all those detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. I urge you to provide detainees access to their families and lawyers of their own choosing, protect them from torture and other ill-treatment and investigate torture allegations, bringing anyone found responsible to justice in fair trials.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]