Free Khodamorad Azizi, 83-year-old Iranian Man Arrested For Environmental Activism
- UN, Ban ki-Moon, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ahmed Shaheed, State Department, EU, European Parliament
Khodamorad Azizi was arrested by the security forces officials on the charge of propaganda against the regime of Iran and hosting environmental activists who were from Iran's capital, Tehran and also from Shahrkord on 3 June 2015.
The 83-year-old is being kept in detention along with his son Dr. Reza Moradi because he had hosted several environmental activists who were updated about the critical wildlife situation by him, according the news.
The trade institutions are going to annihilate the natural surroundings for the profit-seeking purposes in the region as the local residents declared to BCR Group.
According to the news received by the rights group, at least 300 citizens have reportedly been summoned by the Revolutionary Court of the city of Boldaji in Borujen County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran, whereas, 30 of them were reportedly thrown into jail for protesting against the transfer of water resources from the Sabzkooh zone to the birthplace of the Major-General of the Revolutionary Guards Mohammad-Ali Jafari.
WHEREAS: Khodamorad Azizi, age 83, was arrested and charged with "anti-regime" activities solely on the basis of his peaceful environmental activism;
AND WHEREAS: Mr. Azizi is therefore a prisoner of conscience, and the charges brought against him are ILLEGAL under Articles 18 and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (to which Iran is a signatory) as well as Article 24 of the Iranian Constitution;
THEREFORE: We, the undersigned, demand that the international community bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to IMMEDIATELY and UNCONDITIONALLY release Khodamorad Aziz and his son Reza Moradi, drop ALL charges against them and cease persecuting environmental activists.
The Free Khodamorad Azizi, 83-year-old Iranian Man Arrested For Environmental Activism petition to UN, Ban ki-Moon, OHCHR, Navi Pillay, Ahmed Shaheed, State Department, EU, European Parliament was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.