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TAKE ACTION:Execution of Zeinab Jalilian Imminent
from: mission free iran
URGENT: Female Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalilian has been moved to the enforcement section of the Islamic Republic’s detention facilities; her execution is deemed imminent.
Zeinab, 27, is from Maku, a city in the far northwest corner of Iran in province of West Azerbaijan. She was arrested in May 2008 in Kermanshah and accused of ‘waging war against God’ (Mohareb) and belonging to the PKK (an outlawed political organization).
Her “trial,” in which she was denied legal defense, lasted about 5 minutes, reminiscent of the 1988 mass executions of thousands of political prisoners, for which there is now a demand to convene an international court to try the perpetrators. Zeinab was sentenced to death in that sham trial and the sentence has been upheld. Originally imprisoned in Kermanshah prison, she was transferred to the detention center of the Ministry of Information in March 2010, and has now been moved to the “enforcement” section of the facility, signaling impending execution.
Here is 27-year old Zeinab Jalalian’s letter to the world, pleading for help:
Dear Human Rights Organisations:
My name is Ms Zeinab Jalalian. I am a 27-year-old Kurdish female political prisoner in prison in Iran. My death sentence was confirmed by the Iranian Supreme Court.
I am currently ill because of torture and I don’t have any lawyer to defend me. I want to tell you that my trial took only few minutes. The Court told me: “You are an enemy of God. You must be hanged very soon.” That was the sum of my entire court process. I asked the judge to give me permission to say good bye to my mother and family before my execution. He told me to “shut up” and rejected my request.
Source: Kurdish Women Haven
What can you do?
1. Send faxes to UN.
It seems that Zainab’s only chance is an urgent intervention of United Nations. Send faxes to Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for the Office of Human Rights and Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nation. Sample letter and fax numbers HERE. You may add also a personal comment.
2. Add Zainab’s heartbeats to your website/blog.
You can add the above video to your site in a size of your choice. Copy and paste one of the codes HERE into your page using the html editor of your blog. The video will be added, will start automatically as your page loads and will loop continuously.
3. More possible destinations to send faxes:
Mr. Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. Has close relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. His fax number HERE
Ms. Patricia Llombart Cussac, European Comission, Head of Gulf Countries Unit – Iran, Iraq, Yemen. Her fax numbers HERE
If you have more ideas for destinations with confirmed fax numbers, please add them here as comments.