Iran: Marzieh Rasouli imprisoned and facing flogging

English PEN joins the call for the immediate release of journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli

Journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli, was summoned to Evin Prison on 8 July 2014 after being convicted of ‘spreading propaganda against the system’ and ‘disturbing public order’ and sentenced to two years in prison and 50 lashes.  English PEN joins the call for her immediate and unconditional release, and that of all writers currently detained in Iran solely for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression.

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TAKE ACTION

Please send appeals:

  • Expressing concern at the conviction and sentencing of journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli to imprisonment and flogging;
  • Calling for her immediate and unconditional release, and that of all other writers currently similarly detained in Iran in connection with their peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and assembly, in accordance with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a state party;
  • Calling for her sentence of flogging to be overturned immediately as it violates the absolute prohibition in international law against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Appeals to:

Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street
End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: info_leader@leader.ir
Twitter: @khamenei_ir
 
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, 2 Azizi Street intersection
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
 
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
Pasteur Street, Pasteur Square
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and @Rouhani_ir (Persian)

Please inform us of any action you take, and of any responses you receive by emailing cat@englishpen.org

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