Saeed_malekpour

Dr. Navanethem Pillay

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

InfoDesk@ohchr.org

 

 

Dear Dr. Pillay,


We, the undersigned, hereby are making a plea for your assistance in saving the life of one of
an innocent, Mr. Saeed Malekpour, whose life is in imminent danger in Iran. 

As you are probably aware, Mr. Malekpour (a Canadian resident) was detained on October 2008, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence service on charges of cybercrime while he was travelling in Iran to visit his family, and was subsequently sentenced to death. These accusations, nevertheless, have been strongly rejected by Mr. Malekpour, and most of the evidence against him used in the court has been based on forced testimony extracted through torture and severe pressure.

Furthermore, the court was held behind closed doors, and the court rejected repeated requests by the accused and his lawyers to call upon a cyber expert to testify. His death sentence has now been upheld, and it can be carried out at any moment now. 

The only request of the accused and his lawyers to the judiciary branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to lift the death sentence and to hold another trial, this time a just and public one, with expert testimony from cyber crime experts. This request has so far remained unanswered by the judiciary officials in Iran.

We therefore respectfully ask you to, as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, please follow up on Mr. Malekpour’s case and request that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran lift the death sentence and hold a public and fair trial, one in line with the international obligations of the country and the requirements of the International Declaration of Human Rights.

 

We also would like to express our deepest gratitude for your cooperation on this humanitarian issue.

 

 

Sincerely yours, 

 

1

Abalfazl

Ghasemi

2

Abbas

Shirazi

3

Abbas

Ranjbar

4

Abdolhamid

Masoumi Tehrani

5

Aboozar

Mehrani

6

Abtin

Ghaffari

7

Ahmad

Azad

8

Ahmad

Batebi

9

Ahmad

Pourmandi

10

Ahmad

Rafat

11

Ahmad

Medadi

12

Ahmad

Montazeri

13

Ahmad 

Shahrezaei

14

Aida

Ghajar

15

Akbar

Lakestani

16

Akbar

Amini Armaki

17

Akhtar

Gahsemi

18

Ali

Afshari

19

Ali

Porsan

20

Ali

Tarokh

21

Ali

Taghipour

22

Ali

Shakeri

23

Ali

Tayefi

24

Ali

Fotovvati

25

Ali

Kalaei

26

Ali

Mohtadi

27

Ali

Nazari

28

Ali

Nikooee

29

Ali

Behzadian Nejad

30

Ali

Pourvahedi

31

Ali

Tabatabaei

32

Ali

Honari

33

Ali Akbar

Mahdi

34

Ali Asghar

Ramezanpoor

35

Ali Reza

Khademi

36

Ali Reza

Kiani

37

Amin

Riahi

38

Amin

Sorkhabi

39

Amin

Movahedi

40

Amir

Biglari

41

Amir

Rashidi

42

Amir

Sehati

43

Amir Hossein

Tavassoti

44

Amir Hossein

Fotoohi

45

Ammar

Maleki

46

Anvar

Mir Sattari

47

Arache

Janati- Atai

48

Arash

Aalam

49

Arash

Abadpour

50

Arash

Hosseini Pajooh

51

Arash

Saleh

52

Arash

Mohajeri Nejad

53

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