Monday, June 8, 2015

Iran: Prison for Atena Daemi, anti-death penalty activist! - URGENT ACTION & ONLINE PETITION

Amnesty International

"Atena Daemi, a 27-year-old anti-death penalty and civil society activist, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on 12 May by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran after a grossly unfair trial. The trial apparently lasted no more than 15 minutes and took place at the same time as the trial of three others. She was convicted of “gathering and colluding against national security”, “spreading propaganda against the system”, “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Supreme Leader” and concealing evidence.

The charges stem from her criticism on Facebook and Twitter of executions and human rights violations in Iran, as well as her participation in gatherings outside prison in solidarity with families of death row prisoners, distribution of anti-death penalty pamphlets and her association with human rights defenders and the families of those killed during the crackdown that followed the 2009 election."

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