October 5, 2008
Farzad Kamangar, an Iranian teacher, officer in his union and defender of Kurdish minority rights was sentenced to death by an Iranian court for "enmity against God." In effect, he is being accused of being a terrorist for his activist activities. His lawyer, who was not allowed to defend him at trial, has said that there is no evidence of Farzad committing any "terrorist" activities.
Many national and international organizations have attempted to have this sentenced commuted, but despite their efforts the death sentence was upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court on July 11, 2008. Those who have shown solidarity with Kamangar are now also being subjected to intimidation by Iranian officials.
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Posted by Pax Justitsia at 10/05/2008 07:28:00 PM