EI launched an urgent action appeal on 14 August in a bid to save Farzad Kamangar, a 33-year old teacher and former trade unionist from the Kurdistan Province of Iran, who is currently at risk of being executed following the ruling issued at an unfair trial.
In recent weeks, EI has written to the Iranian Government to request a fair trial for Farzad Kamangar and other union activists who are under arrest. In spite of joint efforts from various national and international organisations to have death sentence of Farzad Kamangar commuted, it was upheld by the Supreme Court on 11 July 2008. In addition, Iranian trade union colleagues and human rights activists who show solidarity with Farzad are being subjected to pervasive intimidation by the Iranian authorities.
EI calls on its member organisations, partners and individual teachers to support its appeal.
How you can help:
1. Please help us publicise our campaign by copying and pasting the following code on your webpage:
<a href="http://www.ei-ie.org/savefarzad/"><img src="http://www.ei-ie.org/savefarzad/banner_en.jpg" alt="www.ei-ie.org/savefarzad" border="0"/></a>
2. Send an online message to to the Iranian president to appeal for a review of the case of Farzad Kamangar: www.ei-ie.org/savefarzad
3. Write to the Iranian authorities.
For more information, please visit: www.ei-ie.org/savefarzad