20 June: Free Political Prisoners in Iran!, Free Political Prisoners, Human Rights, Not One More Execution

Write to Demand an Immediate Halt to the Execution of Loghman and Zanyar Moradi!

“I request from all human rights organizations and the public conscience to prevent the execution of my son on these baseless charges in any possible way. His mother and I have been forced to leave Iran because of our activities and cannot do anything for him. Our hope lies with the efforts of the humane society and humanitarians in preventing this execution.” ~~Eqbal Moradi, father of Zanyar Moradi.

“During Loghman’s first nine months inside the Intelligence Office Prison, there was no mention of a murder charge in his case file. But they took him to the Intelligence Ministry again and kept him there for 25 days. He was tortured and abused to the point where he admitted to the murder; I mean that he accepted it in order to free himself of those conditions. It took them 17 months to get that confession out of him.” ~~ Osman Moradi, Loghman’s father.

Zanyar and Loghman Moradi are two young men who are being detained as political prisoners in Iran. They were arrested in Marivan during the period of popular uprising in 2009, respectively on 1 August and 17 October. During the first 9 months of their illegal detention under the authority of the Ministry of Intelligence, no charges of murder were brought against them. However, Loghman and Zanyar were eventually forced to “confess” to allegations of murder after being tortured for a period of 25 days and threatened with rape. Both of these young men men are denied access to adequate medical treatment.

The Islamic Republic can execute Zanyar and Loghman at any time, but we, the international humane front, have a role to play in preventing their murder by the regime. Please urgently write to your Foreign Minister or Secretary of State and demand that the government exert pressure on the Islamic regime in Iran to immediately halt the executions of Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, and all executions in Iran. Every letter counts.

A sample letter and addresses follow below:


To the Foreign Minister/Secretary of State:

I am writing to you out of deep concern for the appalling human rights situation in Iran, particularly the Islamic Republic’s use of execution, rape and torture to terrorize people.

Iran executes the most people per capita in the world. There are currently several people facing imminent execution for alleged political affiliations, including Zanyar and Loghman Moradi. Zanyar was arrested at the age of 15, while Loghman was only 24. They were arrested during the 2009 post-election unrest, respectively on 1 August 2009 and 17 October 2009 in Marivan. During the first 9 months of their detention, no charges of murder were brought against them. They were forced to “confess” to allegations of murder after being tortured for a period of 25 days and threatened with rape. Both are denied access to adequate medical treatment.

The Islamic Republic has executed over 600 people between December 2010 and November 2011. In the first month of 2012, there have been more than 50 executions. It is time to oppose the non-stop slaughter of Iranian people by the regime in Iran.

I urge you to oppose the Islamic Republic regime’s daily acts of political imprisonment, torture, rape and execution of people in Iran. A regime that resorts to these methods to maintain its power has no legitimacy, as millions of Iranian protesters in the streets of Tehran and other cities have declared. The Islamic Republic’s embassies and offices should be closed in the firmest possible gesture of diplomatic sanctions. The regime in Iran is not a legitimate government, and no one should treat it as such.

Those members of the Islamic Republic responsible for over 30 years of systematic and widespread rape, torture, stoning and execution in Iran should be tried in international court for their crimes against humanity. Withdrawing international recognition of this regime is the first step governments can take down the road toward justice for people in Iran.

[your name]


TO: (Foreign Ministries worldwide): jerzy.buzek@europarl.europa.eu, michael.spindelegger@bmeia.gv.at, kab.bz@diplobel.fed.be, info@mvp.gov.ba, iprd@mfa.government.bg, imprensa@itamaraty.gov.br, imprensa@planalto.gov.br, pm@pm.gc.ca, ministar@mvpei.hr, minforeign1@mfa.gov.cy, podatelna@mzv.cz, udenrigsministeren@um.dk, vminfo@vm.ee, umi@formin.fi, bernard.kouchner@diplomatie.gouv.fr, inform@mfa.gov.ge, guido.westerwelle@auswaertiges-amt.de, gpapandreou@parliament.gr, titkarsag.konz@kum.hu, external@utn.stjr.is, dcpf@mea.gov.in, minister@dfa.ie, gabinetto@cert.esteri.it, segreteria.frattini@esteri.it, mfa.cha@mfa.gov.lv, tonio.borg@gov.mt, secdep@mfa.md, post@mfa.no, DNZPC.Sekretariat@msz.gov.pl, pm@pm.gov.pt, msp@mfa.rs, ministry@mid.ru, miguel.moratinos@maec.es, beatriz.lorenzo@maec.es, registrator@foreign.ministry.se, info@eda.admin.ch, info@mfa.gov.tr, haguew@parliament.uk, stewartkb@state.gov

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2 thoughts on “Write to Demand an Immediate Halt to the Execution of Loghman and Zanyar Moradi!

  1. The Goverment of Iran seems to not be following the religion that demands justice and human rights.accusing people or convicting people on charges of dissent or made up allegations of spying ans outrageous allegations continually used against women.you want respect as a goverment then you must follow the rules of a just society.

    Posted by Wendy Carson | January 24, 2012, 12:05 pm
  2. I don’t know how many will be martyred before our Rulers in Arab World will wake up.

    Posted by Abdullah Mirza | February 6, 2012, 3:05 pm

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