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Iran: Further information on death penalty / flogging / torture / unfair trial: Sheyda Khoramzadeh Esfahani (f)

, Index number: MDE 13/006/1997

There is concern at unconfirmed reports suggesting that Sheyda Khoramzadeh Esfahani may be executed on 31 January 1997.

EXTERNAL AI Index: MDE 13/06/97
29 January 1997
Further information on EXTRA 115/96 (MDE 13/26/96, 25 July 1996) and follow-ups
(MDE 13/27/96, 1 August; MDE 13/39/96, 25 November; MDE 13/41/96, 30 December;
MDE 13/01/97, 6 January 1997 ) - Death Penalty / Flogging / Torture / Unfair
Trial
IRAN Sheyda Khoramzadeh Esfahani (f)
Unconfirmed reports have suggested that Sheyda Khoramzadeh Esfahani may be
executed on 31 January 1997. According to Iranian newspaper reports, she was
sentenced to death after conviction on charges including “organising ‘corrupt
gatherings’ with prostitutes, alcohol, drugs, music and dance ‘to establish
immoral contacts with people in various political bodies’”.
Amnesty International believes that her arrest is connected with the case of
her husband, who was reportedly executed on 30 December 1996 or 1 January 1997.
The organization opposes the death penalty in all cases on the grounds that
it constitutes the ultimate cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment, and that
it violates the right to life.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express/
airmail letters in French, English or in your own language:
- urging that Sheyda Khoramzadeh not be executed;
- asking for details of the charges or sentence passed against Sheyda Khoramzadeh
Esfahani;
- seeking information about the details of the trial of Sheyda Khoramzadeh,
including whether she has had access to a lawyer of her choice.
APPEALS TO:
1) Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue
Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: Ayatollah Khamenei, Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency
2) His Excellency Hojjatoleslam
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue
Azerbaijan Intersection
Tehran, The Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: President Rafsanjani, Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency
3) Head of the Judiciary
His Excellency Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi
Ministry of Justice
Park-e Shahr, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: Head of the Judiciary, Tehran, Iran
Fax: +98-21-6465242
Salutation: Your Excellency
4) Minister of the Interior
His Excellency Mohammad Ali Besharati Jahromi
2
Ministry of the Interior
Dr Fatemi Avenue
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Telegrams: Minister of the Interior, Tehran, Iran
Faxes: +98 21 655 426/899 547/650203
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES TO:
Minister of Foreign Affairs
His Excellency Dr Ali Akbar Velayati
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdolmajid Keshk-e Mesri Avenue
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +98-21-674790
Chairman of the Islamic Consulative Assembly’s Human Rights Committee
Iman Khomeini Avenue, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr Hussain Farahi, Secretary, Islamic Human Rights Committee,
PO Box 13165-137, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
and to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND YOUR APPEALS IMMEDIATELY

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