Saturday, 11 September 2010

نامه شيوا محبوبى به وزير امور خارجه هلند

Urgent Appeal:

06 September 2010

Maxime Verhagen

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
PO Box 20061, 2500 EB the Hague, the Netherlands

Re: Mrs. Zahra Bahrami

Dear Maxime Verhagen,

Following my emails on 23 August 2010 and 20 August 2010, I am writing to you to request an update in Zahra Bahrami's case. I am aware of all your efforts to communicate with the Iranian authorities regarding Zahra Bahrami’s case; I am also aware that the Iranian government has not taken any action thus far. The time is running out and her life is in a great danger. Zahra is a Dutch citizen and her rights must be protected by the Dutch government. Failure to do so could send Zahra, an innocent person, to execution, and that short coming would be directly reflected on the Dutch government.

In order for us to continue pressuring the Islamic regime of Iran, and in order to stop Mrs. Bahrami’s death sentence being carried out, we need to obtain up to date news of her situation in prison as well as latest court’s decision. It is very important that we obtain this update, because in similar cases as Zahra, when prisoners were charged with “Moharebeh” (which means enemy of God) and “acting against national security” their death sentence was carried out by the regime without any advance notice.

The only way to prevent Ms Bahrami‘s execution is by exerting continuous pressure on the Islamic regime directly, and also by questioning Iranian diplomats in Netherland. As we mentioned in our previous letter, under article 5 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (24 April 1963), Promoting and protecting the interests of Dutch nationals abroad is one of the core tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The responsibility to save Zahra’s life falls directly into the obligations of the Dutch government, and any negligence in this case would be a huge embarrassment in an international level for your government.

We expect you to act immediately and save Zahra’s life as a Dutch citizen, and to demand her immediate and unconditional release from prison.

Please provide us with an update e through the addresses below.

Attached is the list of people who have signed the petition to support Zahra Bahrami.

Sincerely yours

Shiva Mahbobi


Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

Cc: Catherine Ashton
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Cees J. Kole
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tehran

Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran(CFPPI)

Shiva Mahbobi
Campaign Organiser

BM Box 6754, London WC1N 3XX, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0) 7984445278 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0) 7984445278 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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