A dual citizen of the UK and Pakistan, Moazzam Begg was one of the first foeign nationals to be detained by the US after September 11, 2001. He was held without charge or trial until his release in January of 2005. Urgent Action # UA 199/03 was issued on his (and other's) behalf on July 8, 2003 and re-issued several times.
Urgent Action: Man Arrested At 15 Faces Imminent Execution (Iran: UA 94.17)
Peyman Barandah, who was 15 years old at the time of his arrest, is due to be executed on 10 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, Fars Province, Iran. He was sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial which violated principles of juvenile justice. He was detained in prolonged solitary confinement during which he said he was repeatedly beaten.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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