Target:
Shaheed, Pillay, Ki-Moon, UN, OHCHR, European Parliament, Amnesty
Region:
GLOBAL

Behrouz Ala Khani, born in 1985, was arrested on 7 February 2009 by security forces in Salma. According to local sources in the context of collaboration with the Pjak.

Behrouz has been questioned for months, but after that time he was charged with involvement in a murder by the prosecution.

Although, according to local sources, in all phases of the interrogation of prisoners, accused those involved in the killing, but the prosecutors and judges concluded to support only one, the one on speculation. Based on the testimony of a friend, because Behrouz was worried and saddened in the night of the murder.

Thus, He was charged with waging war through effective collaboration and participation in the PKK's temper and additional sentenced to death for murder. After protests of his lawyer, the case is submitted to the Supreme Court.


We, the undersigned, demand that the international community bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to secure the immediate and unconditional release of the Iranian Kurdish prisoner of conscience Behrouz Ala Khani.

We also demand that the Islamic Republic authorities dismiss all charges brought against him, as they are illegal under the terms of Articles 18 and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a signatory state, as well as Article 24 of the Iranian Constitution.

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