October 30, 2007
Mr. Abdullah Al-Mansouri fled
On 11 May 2006 Mr. Abdullah Al-Mansouri was traveling in
Today, on 29 October 2007, more then a year after his extradition the family of Mr. Al-Mansouri has been informed by a Syrian human rights organization, that Mr. Al-Mansouri has been convicted on the dubious grounds of association with terrorist activities and has been sentenced to death. Reasonable fear exists that Mr. Al-Mansouri will be broadcast on Iranian national television in order to provide a forced confession, after which he will be executed within 48 hours.
Iran’s campaign against its religious minorities, as well as the nature of its political trials and extensive use of public executions as a weapon of fear, have been repeatedly condemned by the international community, including the European Parliament and the United Nations General Assembly.
UNPO remains deeply concerned by the routine execution of
Therefore, UNPO has appealed to various human rights bodies, Dutch government representatives, Members of European Parliament, and media sources, including:
- The Ambassador of the Kingdom of The
- The Ambassador of The Islamic
- The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of The
- The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations
- The President of the United Nations Human Rights Council
- The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
- The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of The European Union, to:
- call upon the Iranian authorities to end their arbitrary and unlawful persecution of the Ahwazi Arab community and in particular their human rights defenders;
- urge the Government of the Islamic
- demand of the Iranian authorities to that Mr. Al-Mansouri is granted his full catalogue of human, civil, and political rights;
- remind the Iranian authorities of their obligations under international treaties, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment, as well internationally recognised standards of justice; and
- raise the issue of human rights in Your relations with representatives from the government of Iran, in particular with respect to minorities such as the Ahwazi.