Bringing to your
attention the impending trial of Mr Shahram Ahmadi, who will most likely be
sentenced to death. Mr Shahram was arrested in 2009 and was held incommunicado
for 33 months in solitary confinement. He was subjected to severe torture and
ill-treatment. In 2012, he was sentenced to death on charges of Moharebeh, in a
trial that lasted only five minutes. His case is currently at the appellate
court and it’s certain that his death penalty will be upheld.
Mr Shahram’s younger
brother, Mr Bahram Ahmadi, who was under 18 at the time of his arrest, was
executed in 2012 on same charges. His body was even not handed over to his
family for proper burial. Both of them were targeted for their religious
activities. Mr Shahram’s father sought clemency from the Government but to no
avail. The family is currently enduring tremendous pressure and plight and are
in urgent need of support.
I appeal to all
relevant activists and organisation to take up this case and prevent the
execution of another innocent person.
Details about the case
can be found in attached document, which is in Persian.
21 september 2014