An open letter of the mothers of four political prisoners sentenced to death
04:57 - 30/1/2024
addressed to the representative of the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Honorable representative of the United Nations Human Rights Commission sent to Tehran
Mrs. Neda Al-Masht, the honorable representative of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, sent to Tehran
We are the mothers of four Kurdish prisoners sentenced to death. After 18 months of disappearance and forced confession under torture, our children have been sentenced to death in an illegal and extra-judicial process and in a fast, opaque and unfair procedure, based on baseless accusations and based on the case-making of the security agencies, and there is a fear that they will be executed at any moment. All this time, our children have been deprived of the right to have a designated lawyer, visitation rights and other basic rights of prisoners, and now they are counting the last hours of their lives in dark cells.
We ask you, as the representative of the commissionerate, to use all your efforts in all ways so that the process of execution of our children and other people sentenced to death in Iran is stopped immediately and the necessary executive guarantees are created to stop this systematic killing. We expect you, in the upcoming trip, to put pressure on the authorities of the Islamic Republic in order to obtain the right to meet with the family, the right to have an appointed lawyer, and to re-examine the case and hold proceedings in a fair, public and impartial court.
Also, as worried mothers who have no choice or refuge, we request you: in the middle of your trip to Tehran, set aside time to meet with us, the petitioning mothers, so that you can be closely informed about the history and details of our children's case.
Afsane Yousefi, mother of Pejman Fatehi
Gohar Chasnigar, mother of Wafa Azarbar
Badia Sharifpour, mother of Mohammad Faramarzi
Mahbube Nalbandian, mother of Mohsen Mazloum
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