Stop NAVID AFKARI unlawful execution in Iran.

Stop NAVID AFKARI unlawful execution in Iran.

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Iranian human rights activists have reported that a court in Shiraz has sentenced a 27-year-old to two death sentences on charges that have not been officially explained. Navid Afkari who was arrested with his two brothers Vahid and Habib in August 2018 have been charged with forming a group to act against the regime, killing a security agent and actively participating in protests in Kazerun and Shiraz. Based on these charges, he has received to two death sentences, six months of prison and seventy-four lashes.

Navid Afkari is a plasterer and wrestler who has won several medals in domestic tournaments.

In August 2018 when the national currency rial suddenly lost considerable value protesters took to the streets and chanted against the regime and officials in several cities including Shiraz, Rasht, Tehran, Mashhad, Ahwaz and Kermanshah. Many shops closed in the bazaars of some cities including Tehran in protest to the worsening economic situation and inflation. Protesters were attacked by security forces in several places who used tear gas and pepper spray. Thousands were murdered, Hundreds were arrested during the protests. According to Iranian officials three police forces were killed during the disturbances. Not only the killing of the security forces but also the killing of a civilian was blamed on the protesters.

Navid Afkari's brothers Vahid and Habib have been sentenced to fifty-four and twenty-seven years in prison respectively as well as seventy-four lashes each as well as, inhuman tortures. 

According to HRANA Navid Afkari's death sentences have been confirmed by the Supreme Court and is based on no solid evidence.

HRANA has also published an image of a letter from Afkari in which he says he was subjected to brutal torture – including covering his head with plastic bags and pouring alcohol in his nostrils -- to "confess" to fabricated statements on which the charges against him were then based. He then committed suicide to end these tortures but fortunately he was unsuccessful. 

The disclosure of the death sentences passed on Navid Afkari has once again rekindled the social media anti-death penalty campaign. Navid is innocent and is being fabricated to create intimidation and fear for the rest of the public by the decorator regime of iran. None of the accusations is based on solid evidence.

We demand his death sentence to be waved immediately and receive a fair trial according to human rights laws. 

please sign and share this petition to urge the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop unlawful execution of its civilians and to save an innocent life. 

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