Imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian acacdemic/Stop the death penalty!

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IMMINENT EXECUTION OF SWEDISH-IRANIAN ACADEMIC AHMADREZA
DJALALI/STOP THE DEATH PENALTY/LETTER TO THE IRANIAN EMBASSY IN BELGIUM
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EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC IRAN
TO THE EMBASSADOR Mr M. Barimani
Subject: Imminent execution of Dr Ahmadreza Djalali
Your Excellency,
My request is on behalf of Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, an an Iranian-Swedish specialist in emergency medicine.
Recently I learnt from Amnesty International, that Mr Djalali, has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and told by the prosecution authorities that his death sentence will be carried out imminently. [1]
In fact:
No later than a week from 24 November. [2]
I write you, with the request to exert pressure on the authorities
of your country to quash mr Djalali's death sentence, as to release him,
as shown in repeated calls from UN human rights experts [Human Rights Council,Working Group on Arbitrary Detention] [3]
According to Amnesty International and the Human Rights Council,Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, mr Djalali was arbitrarily arrested [4], sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel-arz) in October 2017 after an unfair trial before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran [5], had been tortured and held under inhuman conditions. [6]
Arbitrary arrests are in contravention with articles 9 and 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, signed by your country [7], like unfair trials [article 14, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights] [8]
Torture is also forbidden by the  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights  [article 7] [9]
Sofar my information I learnt from Amnesty International and  Human Rights Council,Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
Now my side of the story:
Of course I rely on the information of two recommendable human rights 
organizations, but even if the authorities of your country deny the accusations, then yet my request to stop the imminent execution of mr Djalali stands form.
Because I am a convinced and fundamental opponent of the death penalty,
against all circumstances, regardless the committed crime.
Why?
Because I consider death penalty as a cruel and inhuman punishment and
I am convinced of the fact, that everyone has a right to life, regardless.
No one should be deprived of his God given life.
That's my firm opinion.
And besides that:
History learns, that it happens [and happened], that the wrong persons were
convicted.
Had there still be a death penalty in the United Kingdom, the Guildford Four and
the Maguire Seven had been put to death for crimes they didn't commit. [10]
And it was out of international solidarity that the Scottsboro boys in racist
USA in the thirties of the 20th century escaped death sentence for
crimes they didn't commit. [11]
URGENT APPEAL
Mr Embassador, therefore I do an urgent appeal on you, for
the sake of humanity and mercy, to exert pressure on the autorities
in your country to stop this imminent execution.
I hope I am not too late.
Think of it.
Whatever mr Djalali really did, I think he is punished enough.
Every human being has the inherent right to life 
God gave us the life
Only He can take it away.
Kind regards
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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