- UN, KHRP, Reporters without borders, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
On January 25, 2007, security agents seized Adnan Hassanpour, former editor of the now-defunct Kurdish-Persian weekly Aso, in his hometown of Marivan, Kurdistan province, according to news reports.
In July 2007, a Revolutionary Court convicted Hassanpour on antistate charges and sentenced him to death. After a series of appeals and reversals, he was sentenced in May 2010 to 15 years in prison, defense lawyer Saleh Nikbakht told the Reporters and Human Rights Activists News Agency.
Adnan is one of several political prisoners who, against law, have not been allowed even one day of furlough since their prison terms began. Hassanpour, 31, is currently the longest serving prisoner among all imprisoned Iranian journalists.
Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International have spoken out on behalf of Hassanpour.
Asking for the immediate release of Hassanpour having been working for several publications, and having been a passionate defender of the freedom of expression.
He was editor of the weekly Aso, published in Kurdish and Farsi, which the government shut down in 2005 for its outspoken defense of cultural rights.
The Freedom for Adnan Hassanpour petition to UN, KHRP, Reporters without borders, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch was written by Petra Plötz and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.