May 28, 2015

Iran: Release Mostafa Azizi (UA 117/15)


 
Iranian writer and film producer Mostafa Azizi, a permanent resident of Canada, has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.

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Iranian writer and film producer Mostafa Azizi, a permanent resident of Canada, has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. He has been convicted of vague and overly broad national security-related offenses for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression, including by posting on Facebook. 
 
1) Please write immediately in English, Persian, French, Spanish or your own language:
  • Calling on the Iranian authorities to release Mostafa Azizi immediately and unconditionally as he is held solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression, including by posting on Facebook; 
  • Urging them to quash his conviction and sentence;
  • Reminding them that the UN Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners require that all prison accommodations, including sleeping accommodation, meet all requirements of health.
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 117/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
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