29 March, 2017
Press Release about the cancellation of Developments Related to the Case of Sina Dehghan
Sina Dehghan’s mother has issued a video in which she has given the name of Sina Dehghan’s lawyer (Mehdi Shakiba), referred to the process of retrial, and quoted the lawyer saying that he is hopeful that “this case can end in good.”
We and many others share Sina Dehghan’s mother’s feelings for her son. We all want that this young man should be released as soon as possible and return to the bosom of his family. We will persevere in its campaign to have the execution order for Sina Dehghan revoked and have him released immediately.
The Islamic Republic is the main cause of humiliation, disrespect, and crushing of humaneness and humans in society. Taking a young man’s life in pawn for having criticized religion and the government reflects nothing other than the desperation and weakness of this government—a government that has lived on solely through brutality and ruthlessness.
We declare that the Islamic Republic is answerable for the life and safety of Sina Dehghan. Putting Sina’s life and safety I jeopardy would only result in more widespread protests against the Islamic Republic.
International Committee against Capital Punishment
Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)
Please read more about Sina Dehghan here:
For more information contact:
Shiva Mahbobi, spokesperson for Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)
Hasan Salehi, spokesperson for the International Committee against Capital Punishment