March 29, 2016

Iran: Quash the Conviction of Yousef Kakehmani (UA 75/16)

Iranian Kurdish farmer Yousef Kakehmami, already serving nine years in prison after two unfair trials, has been sentenced to a further five years in prison after writing a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. 
1) Please write immediately in English, Persian, Arabic, French, Spanish or your own language:
  • Calling on the Iranian authorities to quash Yousef Kakehmami’s recent conviction which appears to be for his communication with the UN Special Rapporteur, and ensure he is released no later than the expiry of his 2008 sentence; 
  • Reminding them that Articles 19 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a state party, protect the rights to freedom of expression and association, including to communicate with UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Urging them to give him immediate and regular access to a lawyer of his choosing, to investigate his allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, and expressing concern that Revolutionary Court hearings are seriously flawed and do not meet international fair trial standards.
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 [email protected] with "UA 75/16" 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.