A friend pointed out today that people might be more likely to send appeals if I actually post a ready made one so here it goes. You can just copy and paste along with the email address:

Email:syrianembassy@on.aibn.com
His Excellency Jamil Sakr,

I am extremely concerned that the Syrian authorities may have forcibly returned two Iranian Arab men, Ali Bouazar and Kamal Nawaseri, recognized refugees, to Iran on 5 March 2007 where they would be at risk of torture, ill-treatment or the death penalty.

I am also concern that the remaining four men Afnan Yousuf azizi bani Toruf, Salahuddin Hilali Majd Sawari, Ahmad Assadi and Jaber Obeyat are facing forcible return to Iran, where they would be at risk of torture, ill-treatment or the death penalty.

This is in violation of Syria's obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and contravenes the principle of non-refoulement, which prohibits the return in any manner whatsoever of any person to a situation where they would be at risk of torture, ill-treatment, or other serious human rights abuses.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I look forward to your response

Yours truly

1 Comment:

  1. serendip said...
    I posted this letter at a very popular Arab site. I asked them to help their arab-iranian brethern. Thanks for doing this.

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