Sunday, November 13, 2016

Iran: Day 223 #FreeNazanin - ONLINE PETITION

November 12, 2016
Richard Ratcliffe

It still continues – I’m sorry for the long silence (I am back at work). I have much to share.

It seems a long time ago given this week, but last month we went to the US – to New York and the UN. We went to raise out families’ cases with different diplomatic missions and UN offices, and to be there when President Rouhani and Prime Minister Theresa May met.

Since we went, the UN have issued a number of statements: Five UN Special Rapporteurs endorsed a statement calling Nazanin’s case a “mockery of justice.” The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ruled Nazanin’s detention arbitrary, and an unfair trial. They demanded she be released immediately, be compensated, and referred her case to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. They warned that systematically imprisoning dual nationals “may constitute a crime against humanity.”

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