- United Nations and Government and International Organizations
Following the Ashura protests over the disputed presidential elections, hundreds of people were detained and many received heavy sentences. Farah Vazehan was detained at her home 2 days after Ashura on December 29th. She has been in detention for 7 months and is currently held in Women’s General Ward of Evin Prison.
According To Rahana ( Human rights house of Iran), Vazehan was charged with participating in the street protests and Moharebeh(waging war against God) by cooperating with the MKO. She had lived abroad for many years and had come back to Iran because of her 19 year old daughter who is undergoing chemotherapy for her cancer. On August 4th, there were reports that Farah Vazehan was sentenced to 15 years in prison. However, a reliable source on August 10th has told RAHANA that she has been sentenced to death.
The anonymous source has told the Human Rights House of Iran that Vazehan’s family has not told her that she was sentenced to death in order to prevent her from worrying.
Judge Mr. Salavati from the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided over the case and she could still appeal it.
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We, the undersigned, demand the immediate halt to the execution order issued to Farah Vazehan. The sentence is entirely illegal.
Article 27 of the Iranian Constitution provides for freedom of assembly, “provided arms are not carried” and the assemblies “are not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam” & yet Mrs Vazehan sentenced to death.
The barbaric human rights violations carried out by the Iranian regime cannot be allowed to continue.
We request from the UN Secretary General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions to submit the file for Iran's crimes against humanity to the UN Security Council to decide on the necessary actions that need to be taken.
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The URGENT ACTION to Stop the Execution of Farah Vazehan petition to United Nations and Government and International Organizations was written by unity4iran and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.