Iranian political prisoner sends message on world day against the death penalty

A prominent political prisoner in Iran has sent a message on the occasion of the ?World Day Against the Death Penalty, which falls on October 10.?

Behrouz Javid Tehrani, who was arrested during the July 1999 student uprising and has ?been imprisoned ever since, started his message by honoring the memory of 137 of his ?cellmates whose hangings he can attest to.?

 

The message, dated October 2, 2010, says, “In memory of 137 of my cellmates and ?friends who in the past 10 years, due to regular or political charges, I said goodbye to ?before they were hanged, I want to wish for a day when there will no longer be hanging, ?stoning, amputation or flogging anywhere on this planet.”?

Mr. Javid Tehrani added, “I hope we will one day bear witness to the realization of an ?ideal city spanning the entire world, where there will be no crimes and every citizen ?would be living in health and harmony. Long Live Freedom!”?

Behrouz Javid Tehrani is currently being held at Karaj’s Gohardasht Prison.?

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