To: His Excellency, Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General of the United Nations
Mr. Secretary General,
As you are no doubt aware the people of Iran have been engaged in a thirty year struggle for their basic human rights, which have been further reduced during the last eighteen months by the Islamic republic. Since the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations sparked by the June 12 Coup d’état ,Ahmadinejad’s illegitimate government has accelerated the already unreasonable rate of executions in Iran.
The sudden execution of two political prisoners, Ali Saremi and Alireza Siadat and the subsequent execution of Fasih Yasamani on January 6th of this year, heightens the fears of start of another mass murder of prisoners of conscience similar to the events of 1988.
Prisoners of conscience are now more than ever in danger of sudden execution, as lawyers in Iran are also under attack for defending their clients. Many lawyers are also imprisoned or have been put under caution for defending their clients.
Thus, the courts issue verdicts without allowing proper representation for the prisoners and often condemn them to death based on confessions obtained under torture. As such, the sentences handed down by such methods and without proper representation are not only null and void by international legal standards but even by the very legal system of the Islamic Republic.
Many a brave men and women are now suffering unbearable torment and facing only unjust death at the hands of this lawless government. We ask you to pay special attention to the case of prisoners of conscience in Iran and take every possible action to protect their lives.
Following is the names of the prisoners of conscience condemned to death:
Hoassain Khazri, Habibolah latifi, Loghman Moradi, Zynar Moradi, Zeinab Jalalian, Mohbat Mahmoodi, Abdolrahman Narooie, Abdolreza Haldchi, Abdolemam Zaeri, Abdolreza Navaseri, Abdolwahed (Hiwa) Butimar, Abduljalil Riggi, Abed Gahram Zahi, Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam, Ahmad Pooladkhani, Ahmad Saedi, Ali Halafi, Ali Heidarian, Ali Saedi, Alireza Salman Delphi, Amir Amrollahi, Amir Reza Arefi, Anvar Rostami, Aziz Mohammadzadeh, Reyhaneh Jabbari , Caziye Dervis Zade, Doayr Mahawi , Ebrahim Hamidi, Farah Vazehan, Ghader (Qader) Mohammadzadeh, Habibullah Golparipour, Habibollah Latifi , Hasan Talei, Iraj Mohammadi, Jafar Kazemi, Jahangir Badozadeh, Khaled Hardani, Leila Kaabi, Maher Mahawi, Mahmoud Rigi, Majid Faradipour (Mahawi), Mehdi Sadeghlou, Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei, Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, Mohammad Amin Agooshi, Mohammad Reza Haddadi, Mostafa Salimi, Motahareh Bahrami, Muslim Elhaie, Nasser Shebakhshi, Nazim Boryhi, Oudeh Afrawi, Ramazan Ahmad, Rashid Akhkandi, Rostam Arkiya, Saeed Ramazan, Safar Angooti, Sarhad Chalesh, Sayed Jamal Mohammadi, Seyed Sami Hosseini, Sherkoh Moarefi, Walid Naisi,Yahyar Naseri, Yousuf Leftehpour, Zahra Bahrami.
Please pay special attention to the following prisoners as their lives are in grave danger, Habibolah Golpari Pour, Habibolah Latifi, Zinab Jalalian, Shirko Moaarefi, Hiwa Boutimar, loghman Moradi, Zinar moradi Nasrolah Sarvarian and specially Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Aghai who are to be executed Tuesday Jan. 11th ,2011.
Finally, we the undersigned implore you to consider these executions as further proof of Islamic Republic’s crimes against humanity and endeavor to bring IR to justice in an international human rights court.
Union for Advancement of Secular Democracy in Iran (North America)
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