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Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in English or your own language:

  • urging the death sentence and all other penalties passed on Dr Seyyed Hashem Aghajari be suspended immediately or commuted on appeal;
  • urging the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to commute the death sentence passed, in line with Article 6 of the ICCPR;
  • calling on the authorities to allow Dr Seyyed Hashem Aghajari to receive medical treatment;
  • urging the judicial authorities to implement a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, which is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment prohibited under Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Iran is a state party, with a view to its eventual abolition;
  • calling for Dr Seyyed Hashem Aghajari's conviction to be overturned and that, if he is charged with recognizably criminal offences, he be tried according to internationally accepted standards for fair trial;


Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei,
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue,
Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency
Email:; (on the subject line write: For the attention of the office of His Excellency, Ayatollah al Udhma Khamenei, Qom)

His Excellency Hojjatoleslam val Moslemin Sayed Mohammad Khatami
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue
Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency

Head of the Judiciary
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi
Ministry of Justice, Park-e Shahr, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Faxes: + 98 21 879 6671 (unreliable; please mark "care of Director of International Affairs, Judiciary")
Salutation: Your Excellency


Minister of Foreign Affairs,
His Excellency Kamal Kharrazi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdolmajid Keshk-e Mesri Av
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Faxes: + 98 21 390 1999 (unreliable; please mark "care of the Human Rights Department, Foreign Ministry)
Salutation: Your Excellency

Influential Religious Leaders:

Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani
Fax: +98 251 772 3098

Grand Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Sistani
Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani
P.O.Box No. 3514\37185
Muallim Street, Qom
Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +98 251 222 3239 (please try +98 511 222 3239 if that does not work)

Grand Ayatollah Saafi Golpayegani

Grand Ayatollah Yousef Sanei

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
H.E. Mr. Hossein Noghrehkar Shirazi
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Drammensveien 88 E
0244 Oslo
Fax: 22 55 49 19

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