October 27, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Iran: Doctor And Academic Sentenced To Death (Iran: UA 38.17)


Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident and academic, has been sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” after a grossly unfair trial. His conviction was based on torture-tainted “confessions” that he was forced to make while in solitary confinement without access to his lawyer or family. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident and academic, has been sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” after a grossly unfair trial. His conviction was based on torture-tainted “confessions” that he was forced to make while in solitary confinement without access to his lawyer or family. He is a prisoner of conscience.

 1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Quash Ahmadreza Djalali’s conviction and sentence, and release him immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely in reprisal for his refusal to use his scholastic and work ties in European academic and other institutions to spy for Iran;
  • Ensure that he has regular access to a lawyer of his choice and to his family, including facilities to communicate with those living abroad, and requesting that the Swedish consulate be granted access to him;
  • Emphasize that evidence obtained under duress, torture, or as a result of forced “confessions” may not be used as evidence in court, and they must conduct an independent, effective investigation into his allegations of torture.
Contact these two officials by 8 December, 2017:

Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, 2 Aziz Street Intersection
Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency

H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo
Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 687-2020 I Fax: (212) 867-7086
Email: iran@un.int
Salutation: Dear Excellency

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 38.17
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