جمعه، مرداد ۰۴، ۱۳۹۲
رساندن تقاضای مادران چهار جوان در معرض اعدام به دکتر احمد شهید
To: His Excellency Ban ki-mon, Secretary General of United Nations
CC: Her Excellency Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Dr. Ahmad Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran
The mothers of four Arab minority young men, who are sentenced to hang after unfair trials in Iran, are seeking for justice and asking the whole world and International Organizations to be heard and stop the execution of their children:
We are the mothers of Ghazi Abbasi (son of Ahmad and born on 1982), Abdolreza Amir-Fanakhereh (son of Younes and born on 1987), Abdolamir Majdami ( son of Hooshang and born on 1970) and Jassem Moghadam-Panah ( son of Saied and born on 1985); who have been accused of "Enmity against God and spreading corruption on earth".
After four years of anxiously waiting with tears in our eyes, last week we received the news of the affirmation of the death sentences, previously issued for our four young sons.
From the moment of their arrest till the day of their show trial, we were kept in the dark about their extreme psychological and physical tortures and the security office of the city of Ahvaz denied us any news about them. They were forced to confess to the crimes they had not committed. The confessions were written by special agents in a language that in not their mother tongue.
Four years ago, the security agents broke into our homes, which are in a remote and poor section of Shadegan, and in front of our eyes, covered our sons’ heads with bags and took them to an unknown location. After months of being kept in secret and years of imprisonment, they were charged with bogus accusations on the base of shaky and unreliable evidence. The security forces fabricated accusations and charged them with them with these accusations, for the sole purpose of matching the punishment for these crimes under the law and then send their cases to shameless judges, Ali Farhadvand (first division of the revolutionary court of Ahvaz) and later to Reza Farajollahi (thirty second division of the supreme court). These puppet judges in turn, in a brief show trial, condemned our sons to the death machine of the Islamic Republic.
Everybody, especially human rights activists, know that our beloved sons are going to be hanged in a country that public hanging from cranes is a common practice and has the highest number of executions in the world after China. Our sons‘only crime is participation in poetry nights which are meant to preserve Arabic, their mother tongue.
We, the four mothers, who have suffered four years of sleepless nights and other miseries alongside our husbands and other children, are praying for our own deaths before witnessing our sons’ executions. Like all other mothers in the world, we believe that it is better for us to die before receiving the news of our children’s execution.
By this letter, we ask the whole world, especially all the mothers who understand the love of one’s child, for help and assistant in saving the lives of our beloved children. We are asking all international organizations to try to prevent the execution of our sons and we thank you for that.
The mothers of the four young men waiting for execution