On July 16, 2020, an international campaign forced the dogmatic mullah dictatorship in Iran to suspend the death sentences of three young men who participated in the nationwide Iranian civil protest last November!!!
Verein Welle supported this action in every way possible. The campaign has been championed in various ways by 11 million people throughout the world, including lawyers, government representatives and international human rights advocates.
The friends of Verein Welle in Switzerland were actively and effectively involved In this campaign through our extensive correspondence and assistance.
The campaign was also backed by various UN experts, a joint effort that ultimately resulted in a halt to the execution of these three young men.
And Verein Welle will continue its fight for a stay of execution, not just for these 3 young men, but also for all other Iranian prisoners of conscience whose lives are in danger...
Despite resounding international outcry, the sentence to execute 3 participants in the nationwide civil protest in November 2019 was confirmed by the Supreme Court of the fundamentalist regime in Tehran on July 14, 2020.
The 3 young men – Amir Hossein Moradi (26); Saeed Tamjidi (28) and Mohammad Rajabi (26) – received the death penalty for merely participating in a peaceful protest against the dictatorship in Iran.
In our urgent appeal lodged on July 29, 2020, Verein Welle called for a halt to the execution of these three young men and their immediate release. According to international legal authorities, the sentencing of Moradi, Tamjidi and Rajabi was unlawful and the three were subjected to mistreatment as well as physical and psychological torture (e.g. electroshocks) with the aim of forcing them to make false confessions.
Verein Welle shall continue to appeal to the UN Secretary-General, UN Human Rights Council and all human rights organisations and advocates to vigorously campaign for a final halt to the execution of these three young men, as well as to insist that an international investigative commission be sent to Iran in order to ascertain their condition and that of the other 12,000+ peaceful demonstrators who were arrested and imprisoned following the November 2019 protests, many of whom are also in danger of torture and execution.