July 17, 2015
Iran: Release Hossein Ali Mohammadi and Taha Kermani (UA 159/15)
Two activists for the rights of Iran’s Azerbaijani Turkish minority have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly burning the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Two activists for the rights of Iran’s Azerbaijani Turkish minority have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly burning the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Amnesty International fears that the sentences are unjustified, politically-motivated and based on “confessions” extracted under torture.
1) Please write immediately in Persian, English, Spanish or your own language:
- Urging the Iranian authorities to ensure that the prison sentences and convictions imposed on Hossein Ali Mohammadi and Taha Kermani are quashed and they are immediately released as the offenses they are accused of should not be dealt with through the criminal justice system;
- Urging them to order a full and impartial investigation of the men’s allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and if sufficient admissible evidence exists, bring to justice those suspected of being responsible;
- Reminding them that the exclusion of evidence obtained through torture or other ill-treatment is integral to the right to a fair trial, guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which Iran has ratified.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
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