AHWAZI ARAB MEN AT IMMINENT RISK OF EXECUTION

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Death row prisoners Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi, both members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, are at imminent risk of execution as the Supreme Court upheld their death sentences. Charged with “moharebeh” or “enmity against God,” they were held in solitary confinement, deprived of legal representation and communication with relatives, possibly tortured or ill-treated and subjected to forced confessions.

Family members of Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi were informed informally by an official in the Revolutionary Court of Ahwaz on 1 May that their sentences have been upheld by the Supreme Court. Yet, the authorities have so far refused to issue the verdict in writing or provide the families and their lawyer with information about the men’s whereabouts: they were transferred from Fajr Prison to an unknown location in March 2014.

Detailed information regarding their case and how YOU can help can be found at Amnesty International.

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