Rescind Illegal 5-Year Prison Sentence of Iranian Teacher Union Activist Mahmoud Beheshti
- Ahmed Shaheed, UN, UNHCHR, State Department, EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, European Parliament
May 30, 2013: Recently retired former spokesperson of Iran Teachers' Union, Mahmoud Beheshti, who is currently out on 150 Million Tomans bail announced:
“Yesterday Judge Salavati (head of Tehran Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court) handed down my sentence as follows:
Four years imprisonment on charges of assembly and collusion against national security, one year on charges of propaganda against the establishment, added to 4 years suspended sentence, I am now under a 9 year sentence, just that easy.”
WHEREAS: Mahmoud Beheshti has clearly been sentenced to prison on politically-motivated charges based solely upon his peaceful exercise of his rights to expression, association and social activism;
And WHEREAS his conviction is thus illegal under both international human rights conventions (to which Iran is a signatory nation) 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 regime in Iran to IMMEDIATELY and UNCONDITIONALLY vacate the illegal conviction of Mahmoud Beheshti and drop all equally illegal charges against him.
The Rescind Illegal 5-Year Prison Sentence of Iranian Teacher Union Activist Mahmoud Beheshti petition to Ahmed Shaheed, UN, UNHCHR, State Department, EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, European Parliament was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.