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Nov 19 2013

Iran: Stop the execution of Zaniar and Loghman Moradi Now

zaniarandloghmanmoradiZaniar and Loghman Moradi are two political prisoners who were arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death for ‘enmity against God’ after being accused of murdering the son of a cleric in Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan.

They have written frequent open letters from prison; in one letter to Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights in Iran, they recounted the horrific tortures they faced forcing false confessions.

The death sentences against Zaniar and Loghman Moradi and the massive international campaign organised on their behalf has meant that the two youth are now well known internationally. Following the mass execution of 18 political activists on 26 October and the executions of Habibollah Golparipour and Shirkoo Moarefi, the risk of execution of the two has increased.

Two witnesses, a man and woman in Marivan, have now come forward and announced their readiness to testify on the murder of Marivan clergy’s son. Their testimony may hold clues to the murders committed by Hiwa Dab, a commander of the regime who had a hand in a number of murders and who was executed by the regime as a cover up attempt.

The lawyer of the two men has stated that Zaniar and Loghman were originally arrested for political activities against the regime; after 5 months imprisonment, they were charged with the killing of the clergy’s son. Their forced confessions were made under torture.

We, the undersigned, demand the immediate abolition Zaniar and Loghman Moradi’s execution order and call for their release. The Marivan clergy has been repeatedly asked to refuse to collaborate in this sham but he has given a number of justifications for playing along, including his concern about losing his position and pay.

By signing this petition, please call for the revocation of the sentence.

A copy of this petition will be sent to the Parliament of Europe and the UN and international media.
Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson, the International Committee against Executions
Amaneh Ghaderi, Mother of Zaniar Moradi
Eqbal Moradi, Father Zaniar Moradi

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    Mohammad Habibnia

    Please stop the execution of Zanyar & Loghman Moradi innocent kurdish minority in Iran.

  2. 2
    A Hermit

    SIgned.

  3. 3
    shadi bahar

    STOP THE EXECUTION OF ZANYAR & LOGHMAN MORADI!

  4. 4
    tamreed amjed

    please stop this wrong doing…everyone is entitled to freedom of speach..if this happens then humanity has no meaning and freedom might as well be replaced with bondage and slavery….

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    عمر محمدی ؛ Omar Mohammadi

    اعدام جنایتی است سازمان یافته و دولتی ….نه به اعدام ….زانیار و لقمان مرادی وسیله رذیلانه انتقام گیرانه ای از سوی جمهوری و جنایات اسلامی در ایران هستند. نه به اعدام

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    Iran’s Top Five Human Rights Abuses | Washington Free Beacon

    […] chorus of human rights groups are calling on Iran to halt the planned executions of Zaniar and Loghman Moradi, two Kurdish minority activists arrested in […]

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