- Ahmed Shaheed, UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty, HRW, EU members
2 Aug 2012: Released after serving 6 month sentence in Evin.
Another Iranian journalist sentenced to prison
Iranian journalist Mehran Faraji received a confirmed prison sentence from the appellate court today.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that Faraji’s six-month suspended sentence comes on top of a six-month jail term for “propaganda activities against the regime.” He was sentenced to one year in prison in the preliminary court.
According to the report, Faraji was held in solitary confinement throughout his arrest and was denied a defence attorney at court.
Faraji was arrested last December and released two months later on bail of $100,000.
Faraji has worked with several Iranian dailies as well as the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) and the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA).
In the past two years, many journalists have been arrested on similar charges and many have received stiff sentences.
1) We the undersigned demand the immediate and unconditional release of Mehran Faraji !
2) We demand for Mehran Faraji to receive urgently needed medical care for the torture wounds inflicted by prison authorities.
3) We demand the prison authorities, all government forces, agents, police, and basij to stop the inhumane torture of Iranian citizens in prison in Iran!
The FREE Iranian journalist Mehran Faraji petition to Ahmed Shaheed, UN, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty, HRW, EU members was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.