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1. Free 70-Year-Old Chinese Journalist Gao Yu And Her Son, Held Hostage Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

The Chinese authorities are using trumped-up charges to target a prominent journalist who has been detained for disclosing state secrets, said Amnesty International.

Gao Yu, 70, is accused of sharing a ‘secret’ document with editors of a foreign website in August last year, Chinese state media reported on Thursday.

“Gao is the latest victim of China’s vaguely worded and arbitrary state secret laws which the authorities repeatedly use as a smokescreen to target activists,” said Anu Kultalahti, China Researcher at Amnesty International.

Gao is an outspoken campaigner for victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. The past week has seen several prominent activists arrested ahead of the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on 4 June.

“The timing of Gao’s detention is highly dubious and raises serious questions as to the authorities’ true motives,” said Kultalahti.

Gao’s friends became concerned for her whereabouts when she failed to turn up to an event to commemorate the Tiananmen crackdown. State media have since confirmed that she was detained on 24 April.

According to media reports, Gao is accused of sharing a Communist Party ideological paper known as Document No. 9. Freedom of the press and freedom of thought all come under severe attack in the paper.

“The information contained in Document No. 9 in no way merits being classified as a state secret. If Gao is being held for sharing this document she must be immediately released,” said Kultalahti.

Son missing

On Thursday morning, China’s state television, CCTV, broadcast a confession from Gao, with her face blurred out.

Her son, Zhao Meng, has not been heard from since 24 April and may be being held as leverage against his mother.

“The TV confession proves nothing, and is likely to have been made under duress. Such a confession negates any chance of a fair trial,” said Kultalahti.

China’s vaguely worded state secret laws should be revised to include a clear and concise definition of state secrets, to ensure that punishment is only levied for actual harm to a legitimate national security interest and to eliminate retroactive classification of information. These laws have too often been used to punish activists for the legitimate exercise of their rights.

Other high-profile activists and scholars have been detained in recent weeks, including human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and four other people who attended a low-key event last week marking the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Tiananmen Square protests.

Gao was reported missing after she failed to attend the meeting.

The outspoken journalist, whose columns are published on German news outlet Deutsche Welle's Chinese-language site, began her career as a reporter for the China News Service in 1979.

She was arrested after the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and released more than a year later. She was imprisoned for another six years for leaking state secrets in 1993.

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2. STOP the execution of Arash Sharifi - آرش شریفی را اعدام نکنید

Petition to STOP the execution of Arash Sharifi, a political prisoner sentenced to death by the Iranian government. Arash Sharifi spent 12 month in solitary confinement in Iranian intelligence prison in the city of Sanandaj. Arash was sentenced to death by Judge Maghiseh.


Name: Arash Sharifi
From: Sanandaj Iran
Born: 1989-90 (i.e., 1368 Persian calendar)
Date of arrest: July 12, 2011

آرش شریفی
اهل سنندج
متولد 1368
تاریخ دستگیری 2141390
مدت 12ماه در تک سلولی اطلاعات سنندج بوده
و توست قاضی مقیسه در دادگاه انقلاب به اعدام محکوم شده

Source:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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3. FREE Ayoub Karimi - ایوب کریمی را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been held in a prison in Iran since his arrest. He was arrested on December 7, 2009.

Name: Ayoub Karimi
From: Mahabad, Iran
Born: 1357 Persian calendar year (i.e., 1978-1979)
Date of arrest: December 7, 2009


ایوب کریمی
اهل مهاباد
متولد1357
تاریخ دستگیری16988
در سال 88در سناریوی ناجوانمردانه ایشان را دستگیر کردند وتا به حال بلاتکلیف هستند ایشان هماکنون همراه 150نفر از نخبگان وماموستایان وحافظان قران در زندان رجایی شهر کرج هستند
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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4. FREE Qasim Absita - قاسم ابسته را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been held in a prison in Iran since his arrest. He was arrested on February 4, 2010.

Name: Qasim Absita
From: Mahabad, Iran
Born: 1357 Persian calendar year (i.e., 1978-1979)
Date of arrest: February 4, 2010


قاسم ابسته
اهل مهاباد
متولد 1357
تاریخ دستگیری151188
در سال 88در سناریوی ناجوانمردانه ایشان را دستگیر کردند وتا به حال بلاتکلیف هستند ایشان هماکنون همراه 150نفر از نخبگان وماموستایان وحافظان قران در زندان رجایی شهر کرج هستند
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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5. FREE Davoud Abdullahi - داود عبداللهی را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been held in a prison in Iran since his arrest. He was arrest on February 4, 2010.

Name: Davoud Abdullahi
From: Mahabad, Iran
Born: 1361 Persian calendar year (i.e., 1982-1983)
Date of arrest: February 4, 2010


داود عبداللهی
اهل مهاباد
متولد1361
تاریخ دستگیری151188
در سال 88در سناریوی ناجوانمردانه ایشان را دستگیر کردند وتا به حال بلاتکلیف هستند ایشان هماکنون همراه 150نفر از نخبگان وماموستایان وحافظان قران در زندان رجایی شهر کرج هستند
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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6. FREE Anvar Khezri - انور خضری را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been held in a prison in Iran since his arrest. He was arrest on January 31, 2010.

Name: Anvar Khezri
From: Mahabad, Iran
Born: 1362 Persian calendar year (i.e., 1983-1984)


انور خضری
اهل مهاباد
متولد1362
تاریخ دستگیری11988
در سال 88در سناریوی ناجوانمردانه ایشان را دستگیر کردند وتا به حال بلاتکلیف هستند ایشان هماکنون همراه 150نفر از نخبگان وماموستایان وحافظان قران در زندان رجایی شهر کرج هستند
SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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7. FREE Basher Shahnazari - بشیر شاه نظری را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to eight (10) years in prison by the Iranian government.

Name of political prisoner: Basher Shahnazari
From: Sanandaj Iran
Born: 1992-93 (In Persian calendar it is 1371)
Arrested in 1390 Persian calendar year (around 2011-2012).
It is believed he is in solitary confinement and under torture in Sanandaj.


بشیر شاه نظری
اهل سنندج
متولد1371
فروردین 90دستگیر شود وهماکنون در سلولهای انفرادی اطلاعات سنندج زیر شکنجه میباشد

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners
AND
https://www.facebook.com/gozaar

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8. FREE Aram Mekayeli - آرام میکایلی را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to eight (10) years in prison by the Iranian government.


آرام میکایلی
اهل سقز
متولد 1361
اتهام فعالیت مذهبی
حکم 10سال
در زندان رجایی شهر بود اکنون در سقز است


SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/gozaar

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9. Do not execute Kaveh Vaisi - کاوه ویسی را اعدام نکنید

Political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners
AND
http://sunni-news.net/fa/articles.aspx?article_no=29921


(ماموستا کاوه ویسی (مولوی خالد منصور بلاغی
اهل سنندج
حافظ کل قران وچند هزار حدیث نبوی
اتهام محاربه علیه ایران

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10. Do not execute Loghman Amini - لقمان امینی را اعدام نکنید

Political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners
AND
http://sunni-news.net/fa/articles.aspx?article_no=29921

Petition:
As of August 31, 2013:


لقمان امینی
اهل سنندج
متولد 1365
سال بهار89دستگیر شد
تابه حال چندین بار اورا جاوی تلوزیون برده اند تا به دروغ احترافات دیکته شده را تحویل بگیرد
مدت 42 ماه است در زیر شکنجه مامورین اطلاعات سنندج است وتا به حال در سلول انفرادی میباشد

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11. Do not execute Kaveh Sharifi - ماموستا کاوه شریفی را اعدام نکنید

Political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners
AND
http://sunni-news.net/fa/articles.aspx?article_no=29921

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12. FREE Farhad Salemi - فرهاد سلیمی را آزاد کنید

As of August 24, 2013:

Farhad Salemi, a Kurdish Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been held in a prison in Iran for 43 months and counting and no official sentence has been handed down.

Some information on Farhad Salemi:
From the city of Saqqez in Iran
Born 1977 or early 1978 (i.e, 1357 of the Persian calendar year)
Date of arrest: January 29, 2010

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners


ماموستا فرهاد سلیمی
اهل سقز
متولد 1357
تاریخ دستگیری 91188
ایشان از علمای دلسوز اهل سنت منطقه غرب کشور است که اطلاعات چندین بار ایشان را به دادگاه روحانیت کشانده است و نتوانسته ایشان را محکوم کند اما در سال 88در سناریوی ناجوانمردانه ایشان را دستگیر کردند وتا به حال بلاتکلیف هستند ایشان هماکنون همراه 150نفر از نخبگان وماموستایان وحافظان قران در زندان رجایی شهر کرج هستند

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13. FREE Khosro Besharat - خسرو بشارت را آزاد کنید

Iranian Kurdish Sunni Muslim political prisoner,
held in a prison in Iran for 43 months without a sentence.

Date of arrest: January 22, 2010
From city of Mahabad in Iran
Born: 1988 or early 1989 (Year 1363 of Persian calendar)


خسرو بشارت
اهل مهاباد
متولد 1363
تاریخ دستگیری 21188
اتهام فعالیت مذهبی اهل سنت
مدت 43ماه است بلاتکلیف در زندان می باشد


SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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14. Do not execute Talib Malaki - طالب ملکی را اعدام نکنید

Political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners
Petition:

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15. FREE Khosro Sharafipour - کاک خسرو شرفی پور را آزاد کنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to eight (8) years in prison by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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16. Do not execute Adrees Neimati - ادریس نعمتی را اعدام نکنید

Political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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17. Do not execute Ahmad Naseri - احمد نصیری را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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18. Do not execute Hamed Ahmadi - حامد احمدی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian Kurdish political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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19. Do not execute Jahangir Dehghani - جهانگیر دهقانی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian Kurdish political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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20. Do not execute Mohammad Gharebi - محمد غریبی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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21. Do not execute Mokhtar Rahemi - مختار رحیمی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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22. Do not execute Bahman Rahemi - بهمن رحیمی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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23. Do not execute Kamal Malaie کمال ملأیی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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24. Do not execute Iranian political prisoner Behrooz Shanzari - بهروز شا نظری را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentenced to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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25. Do not execute Pooria Mohammadi - پوریا محمدی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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26. Do not execute Farzad Shanzari - فرزاد شا نظری را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentenced to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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27. Do not execute Mohammad Yavar Rahemi - محمد یاور رحیمی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentenced to death by the Iranian government.

SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/C.A.Sunni.prisoners

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28. Do not execute Shahram Ahamdi - شهرام احمدی را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.


شهرام احمدی
اهل سنندج
حکم اعدام
متولد 1366


SOURCE:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499810650103599&set=a.499810220103642.1073741829.498364926914838&type=1&permPage=1

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29. Do not execute Varia Ghaderifard - وریا قادری فرد را اعدام نکنید

Iranian political prisoner and a Sunni Muslim (a minority in Iran) has been sentence to death by the Iranian government.


وریا قادری فرد
اهل سنندج
متولد 1369
اتهام محاربه علیه ایران


SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499810340103630&set=a.499810220103642.1073741829.498364926914838&type=1&permPage=1

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30. Free Imprisoned Syrian Artist Yousef Abdelke

Youssef Abdelke (Arabic يوسف عبدلكي) is one of Syria’s leading artists. A respected engraver and master draftsman, he is a great observer of living phenomena, and while he is precise and methodical in his approach, there is also a poetic side to his work.

With an extensive oeuvre that has been decades in the making, his subject matter has ranged from highly political social satire to meditative still-lives. As such his work has been influential to a number of young and emerging artists in the Arab world.

On July 19, 2013, the Syrian regime forces arrested Yousef Ebdalki after he signed a declaration calling for the departure of President Bashar al-Assad. In particular, the petition, which he signed mere hours before being arrested, offered “support to the forces of the revolution who advocate the establishment of a pluralistic democracy” and expressed “desire for a peaceful solution to stop the bloodshed and to preserve national unity and territorial integrity which involves the departure of Bashar al-Assad and pillars of his regime.”

He had been arrested once before by the regime, in 1978.

Salah Barakat, a friend of Abdelke’s, wrote: “This is somebody who believes so much in Syria that he refused any other nationality, and the first minute he was able to come back he came back. This is nationalism, this is belief in his own culture, and we wanted to stand by him.”

According to his wife, “[He] was keen to stay in Damascus in recent years, despite the difficulties of daily life and the dangers of surviving under a regime with an unlimited capacity for violence.”

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