Atena Daemi / Iran
In jail for opposing the death penalty
Like so many, Atena Daemi dreams of an end to the death penalty in Iran. She writes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts, hands out leaflets, and joins peaceful protests. Incredibly these simple actions were used as “evidence” to sentence her to seven years in prison. She is a prisoner of conscience, jailed solely for the peaceful expression of her beliefs. Her trial took just 15 minutes and she’s faced violence and degrading treatment behind bars. It’s one more cruel example of Iran silencing peaceful activism.
Take Action: Tell the head of Iran’s judiciary that Atena, a prisoner of conscience, must be released today
2) Write a short solidarity letter to Atena (case sheet)
3) Sign the online petition for Atena
4) Sign the online petition (once) for all 11 cases