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URGENT: 4 protesters have been executed by the Iranian authorities since December, including 2 men in January 2023. Imagine the fear of the dozens of protesters who have been sentenced to death in recent months. Please, take action today, and call for Iran to stop executing protesters.

Right now, protesters in Iran are at risk of execution, including children. At least 6 people have already been sentenced to death in sham trials.

Iran is seeking the death penalty against at least 28 people, because they stood up and joined protests against the government. 

Those at risk of execution include a married couple, three 17-year-old boys and Toomaj Salehi, a dissident rapper on trial because of his music and social media posts calling for freedom and human rights. 

They have all been denied fair trials, several defendants were tortured and their torture-tainted “confessions” were used as evidence in their trials. 

State media have even broadcast these forced “confessions.”

Amnesty believes that the Iranian authorities are using the death penalty to instill 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.

We need to stand with them, 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.

 

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

Dear

Mr Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei,

I am gravely concerned that Iranian authorities are seeking the death penalty in grossly unfair sham trials against at least 28 people. Officials announced that six people were sentenced to death in November for “enmity against God” (moharebeh) and/or “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel arz). 

The 28 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]