Amnesty International E-mail and appeal action against the death penalty by the Iranian writer Arzhang Davoodi!


The Iranian writer Arzhang Davoodi was sentenced to death for the charge of "enmity against God"! Although he has only peaceful protest!

Here is the text from Amnesty International:

Iranian writer and poet Arzhang Davoodi learned from his lawyer on 20 July 2014 that he had been sentenced to death for his alleged membership and support of banned group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The sentence was imposed despite an apparent lack of evidence and after grossly unfair proceedings. He had been given less than an hour on 3 June to present his defence before a Revolutionary Court in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, which relayed it to a Revolutionary Court in Karaj, responsible for issuing the death sentence. Neither Arzhang Davoodi nor his lawyer were allowed to appear before the court which issued the verdict.

Arzhang Davoodi was arrested in 2003 and held in solitary confinement for prolonged periods during which he has said he was tortured and otherwise ill-treated and denied access to a lawyer and his family. He was sentenced, in March 2005, to 25 years' imprisonment, reduced to 10 years on appeal, on charges of "spreading propaganda against the system" and "establishing and directing an organization opposed to the government" for his peaceful activities, including directing a cultural education centre. In May 2014, he was sentenced to an additional two years' imprisonment, on the charge of "insulting the Supreme Leader" which is under consideration in an appeal court.

Arzhang Davoodi is a prisoner of conscience, jailed, and now sentenced to death, for his political opinions and peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression. He has no links with the PMOI or any armed groups. He is believed to have been accused of having ties with the PMOI merely because in prison he insisted on calling PMOI by its official name, Mojahedin, rather than by the term used by the Iranian authorities, Monafeghin (hypocrites).

Here is the website from the Appealaction with addresses from Amnesty International:

And here is the website from the Amnesty Interantional from Germany with E-mailaction and Appealaction with addresses!

Please write immediately in Persian, Arabic, English or your own language!

Please support the campaign against the death penalty, which is justified for nothing!

Patrick Steinhuber

94496 Ortenburg, Germany