According to news received from Habbibolah Latifi’s lawyer Mr. Nikbakht, Mr. Latifi is set to be executed on Sunday December 26th 2010 in Sanandaj Prison, in Iran.

Habibollah Latifi is a 29 years old Kurdish activist who was majoring in engineering in Eylam University when he was arrested on October 23rd 2007 in the city of Sanandaj. Mr. Latifi was charged with “endangering state security” and was brutally tortured in order to force a confession from him. Eight months after his arrest he was sentenced to death by the “Revolutionary Court” in the city of Sanandaj and the death sentence was upheld by the “Court of Appeal” in Sanandaj in February of 2009. Mr. Latifi’s full biography can be found here.

The Islamic Regime in Iran has shown in the past year that it will not hesitate in executing political activist and has in fact, since November of 2009, executed at least 7 Kurdish political activists, including Ehsan Fatahiyan, Fasih Yasamini, Farzad Kamangar, Farhad Vakili, Hassan Hekmat Demir, Ali Heydariyan and Ms. Shirin Alamhooli.

The Danger to Mr. Latifi’s life is imminent and we may only have a few days to raise our voice against yet another atrocity which will be committed by the Islamic Regime. I am urging all human rights activist, human rights organizations and the governments of democratic countries to raise their voice against this injustice and help save the life of Mr. Latifi whose crime is standing up and fighting against injustice.

Being Christmas season I appreciate that disseminating this news and taking action will be more difficult however I urge everyone to please help save the life of this young man.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran


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