Stop the execution of protesters in Iran
In an alarming rise in the use of the death penalty against protesters, dissidents and members of minority groups in Iran, three protesters face execution after grossly unfair trials. Take action now and demand that their death sentences are quashed.
Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi were sentenced to death in connection with the nationwide protests that took place in November 2019. Iran’s judiciary spokesperson accused them of being “riot leaders”.
Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi have said they were kicked, hung upside down and repeatedly beaten. Amirhossein Moradi has said that interrogators tortured him through beatings, electric shocks and standing on his chest. He also reported painful kidney problems as a result of the torture. Despite this, he has been denied medical care. His “confessions”, which he has said were given under torture, were used as evidence by the court to convict all three.
These death sentences form part of a wider trend of arrests and the use of the death penalty against dissenting voices in Iran.
The death sentences of Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi has sparked domestic and international condemnation against the use of the death penalty. With enough support, we can pressure the Iranian authorities to quash the death sentences of these protesters.
Sign the petition to stop the execution of protesters in Iran.
- The convictions and death sentences of Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi are immediately quashed;
- They are given a fair retrial without recourse to the death penalty; and
- Their torture allegations are investigated and those suspected of responsibility are brought to justice.
Iran’s Supreme Court has agreed to consider Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi’s request for judicial review. The review has not yet been conducted and they may decide to retain the convictions and sentences or quash them and order a retrial. In the meantime, their death sentences have been suspended, and they are not at risk of imminent execution.
The public outcry in support of these activists has had an impact already and shown that change is possible. Let’s keep up the pressure.