domenica 27 maggio 2012

Iran - Ahwazi arabs facing unfair trial, risk torture

Six members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority are due to go on trial in Iran on 20 May. The men were detained without charge for almost a year and all were arrested in connection with their activities on behalf of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority. It is feared they will not receive a fair trial and may be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

The six men, all from Khalafabad in Khuzestan province, south-west Iran, were arrested at their homes in February and March 2011 in advance of the sixth anniversary of widespread protests by Ahwazi Arabs in April 2005. Blogger Mohammad Ali Amouri, chemistry teacher Rahman Asakereh and teacher Hashem Sha’bani Amouri were arrested on 16 February. Teacher Hadi Rashidi (or Rashedi) was arrested on 28 February, and Sayed Jaber Alboshoka and his younger brother Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka were arrested in March.

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Object: Ahwazi arabs facing unfair trial, risk torture

Your Excellency,

I am writing to you as supporter of Amnesty International, the non governmental organization which since 1961 has been working in defense of human rights, wherever they are violated.
I call on you to ensure that the men (naming them) are tried according to international fair trial standards and without recourse to the death penalty.
I urge you to make sure that the men are protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that they are allowed regular access to lawyers of their choosing.
I call on you to ensure that Hadi Rashidi and the other five men are given immediate access to adequate medical treatment.
Thank you for your attention.
(your name)



Salutation: Your Excellency
Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street – End of Shahid
Keshvar Doust Street,
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Twitter: "#Iran Leader
@khamenei_ir must ensure six Ahwazi Arab men are tried fairly”

Salutation: Your Excellency
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
[Care of] Public Relations Office
Number 4, 2 Azizi Street intersection
Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: (Subject
Line: FAO Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani)

And copies to:

Secretary General High Council for Human Rights
Mohammed Javad Larijani
c/o Office of the Head of the Judicary
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave
South of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
(Subject line: FAO Mohammad Javad Larijani)

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. Please insert local diplomatic addresses below:

IRAN (Repubblica Islamica dell’)
Via Nomentana, 361/363 - 00162 Roma
Tel. 0686328485-6-7 - Fax 0686328492

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