Ahwazi: Human Rights Activist Sentenced
The Dutch government and human rights organizations, including UNPO, appeal to Iran as a human right activist, Abdullah al-Mansouri, a Dutch citizen, has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities, and reportedly is to be executed within 48 hours.
Below is an article by Eux TV -
A Dutch-Iranian human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri has allegedly been sentenced to death in
A Syrian human rights organisation had informed Mansouri's son Adnan al-Mansouri about his father's plight. The Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs could not confirm the information Monday [29 October 2007].
Mansouri was born in
He was arrested 18 months ago during a trip to
His son says he expects his father will be forced to confess to certain crimes on Iranian national television prior to his execution.
The Dutch Foreign Affairs spokesman on Monday [29 October 2007] had no information about any hearings that have taken place in the case against Mansouri.
In the past weeks, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen (Christian Democrats) discussed Mansouri's case with the Iranian ambassador in
The Greens (GL) and the Freedom party (PVV) are due to question Verhagen about Mansouri's situation in parliament on Tuesday [30 October 2007].
Mariko Peters (Greens) wants Verhagen to negotiate with Teheran to prevent the execution of the human rights activists.
The Syrian human rights organisation, who told al-Mansouri's son about the sentencing, has requested Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to mediate to prevent the execution.
In addition to
Adnan al-Mansouri hopes the Dutch, Norwegians and Swedes will join forces to exert pressure on
His father's lawyer had been jailed, along with his wife and daughter, he said. The Iranian prosecution allegedly requested his lawyer be sentenced to three years imprisonment, for unknown reasons.
In November 2005, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan failed to receive clarification about Mansouri from the Iranian authorities.
(Source: Eux TV Europe Channel)