Friday, January 29, 2010

International Monarchists Denounce Iranian Execution of Dissident

-- Official statement of the International Monarchist Conference (IMC)

Iranian sources confirmed by the AFP released the information that the monarchist journalist Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani and the 20 years old Arash Rahmanpour, both members of the Association of the Monarchy in Iran, were hanged on January 28, 2010 in Teheran by the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The two men had been sentenced to death for their participation in the protest movement which defied the Islamic Republic after June presidential election. Their call had been rejected on November 4.

Beyond the political commitment of these men, the whole international community should mobilize itself to save the life of political prisoners facing death penalty because of their opposition to an illegitimate and theocratic islamist dictatorship. The International Monarchist Conference violently protests against these executions carried out by the arbitrary which governs the destiny of Iran.

The International Monarchist Conference denounces the silence of many media and of Western governments.

We remain without information about the three others prisoners sentenced to death and still waiting for their execution and nine others still waiting for their call.

The International Monarchist Conference calls for a new mobilization of energies in order to save the remaining prisoners and honours the two monarchists, martyrs of their cause and their engagement.

General secretary of the IMC

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