Urgent Action update: A decade in jail for defying forced veiling
Two Iranian women’s rights defenders, Yasaman Aryani and Monireh Arabshahi, have each been sentenced to 16 years in prison, while a third, Mojgan Keshavarz, has been sentenced to 23 years and six months in prison. They are all prisoners of conscience jailed solely because of their peaceful campaigning against discriminatory forced veiling laws. If the verdicts are upheld on appeal, they would each be required to serve 10 years of their prison sentences.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 19 SEPTEMBER 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Persian to:
Head of the Judiciary
C/o Permanent Mission of Iran to the UN
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 28
1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Salutation: Dear Mr Raisi
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR HAMID BAEIDINEJAD Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Prince’s Gate SW7 1PT 020 7225 4208-9 Fax: 020 7589 4440 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.