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Iran

Appeal to stop the execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi

07 June 2018

A number of organisations, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and others, have called for the immediate annulment of the impending death penalty imposed on Ramin Hossein Panahi. “The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of Mr. Panahi and annul the death sentence against him,” said Agnes Callamard, a UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

An Amnesty International publication wrote that “Ramin Hossein Panahi’s case has been a breathtaking miscarriage of justice from start to finish. After appearing at his trial reportedly bearing torture marks on his body he was convicted in less than an hour.”

The organisation further reported that “During the investigation period he was denied access to both his lawyer and his family, as well as to any details of the evidence against him. In a complete mockery of the judicial process, intelligence officials also repeatedly pressured him to make a televised ‘confession’ in exchange for the quashing of his death sentence. His refusal to submit to this pressure has seen him languishing in solitary confinement.”

The Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan is calling for full public attention to this case to prevent the carrying out of this execution, which is believed to be planned for some time after the end of Ramadam.

A formal Twitter support campaign exists and can be accessed here

Appeals against the execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi are proposed by Amnesty International to be sent to :

High Council for Human Rights
Mohmmad Javad Larijani
Esfandiar Boulevard, Niayesh Intersection
Vali Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran

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Head of Sanandaj's Central Prison
Aziz Heidary
Ershad Street
Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, Iran

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Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs, Ministry of Justice
Mahmoud Abbasi
Number 1638, Below Vali Asr Square
Vali Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran

Email: dr.abbasi@sbmu.ac.ir

The report from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner can be read here

Amnesty's report can be read here


A delegation from the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan attended a recent SI meeting, which included Ramin's brother, Amjad Hossein Panahi, pictured here.

 

 
 
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