Stop the Executions of Zeynab Jalalian and Hossein Khezri

  • by: Care2.com
  • recipient: Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei

Zeynab Jalalian and Hossein Khezri are awaiting execution in Iran. Their crime? "Enmity against God." They are both members of the minority Party for Free Life of Kurdistan, and the Iranian government is using this catch-all phrase to persecute political dissenters under the guise of a religious charge.

These prisoners, and the Iranian people, deserve a fair government, fair trials, and the right to express basic human rights without punishment.

Their sentencing is unjust, their treatment while imprisoned atrocious: Jalalian was told "shut up" when she asked to say goodbye to her mother. She was granted access to a lawyer -- but only for a few minutes. The EU "is profoundly concerned by the repeated sentencing to death in Iran of people belonging to minorities, as well as of those who were involved in the post-election protests." Five people were hanged for similar "offenses" on May 9.

Stop the Iranian government's execution spree. Encourage Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Republic, not to execute Jalalian and Khezri, and to retry them with a fair trial according to international law.

Your Excellency Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei:

Zeynab Jalalian and Hossein Khezri are awaiting execution in Iran, charged with "enmity against of God." They are both members of the minority Party for Free Life of Kurdistan. They are political dissenters imprisoned under the guise of a religious charge.

These prisoners, and the Iranian people, deserve a fair government, fair trials, and the right to express basic human rights without punishment.

[your comments]

Their sentencing is unjust, their treatment while imprisoned atrocious: Jalalian was told "shut up" when she asked to say goodbye to her mother. She was granted access to a lawyer -- but only for a few minutes. The EU "is profoundly concerned by the repeated sentencing to death in Iran of people belonging to minorities, as well as of those who were involved in the post-election protests." Five people were hanged for similar "offenses" on May 9.

Stop the Iranian government's execution spree. Do not execute Jalalian and Khezri, and retry them with a fair trial according to international law.
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