Iran: Drop Charges Against Keywan Karimi (19/16)

Urgent Action
February 26, 2016
Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has had five years of his six-year sentence suspended by the appeal court, which upheld the flogging sentence of 223 lashes. If jailed to serve the one-year prison term, imposed for his peaceful activities, he will be a prisoner of conscience. 
1) Please write immediately in Persian, English, Spanish, French or your own language:
  • Urging the Iranian authorities to quash Keywan Karimi’s conviciton and sentence for charges that arise from his peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association;
  • Reminding them that Articles 17, 19, 21 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Iran is a state party, protect the rights to privacy, and freedom of expression and association;
  • Expressing concern that Revolutionary Court hearings in Iran are seriously flawed and do not meet international fair trial standards, and that flogging sentences violate the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment under international law.  
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to uan@aiusa.org with "UA 19/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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