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Frontline Condemns Harsh Sentence for Delaram Ali

Friday 20 July 2007


Frontline, a Dublin-based international human rights organization, dedicated to defending human rights defenders, has condemned the sentence issued by the Iranian Judiciary, in the case of a women’s rights defender. Delaram Ali, was sentenced to 2 years and 10 months in prison and 10 lashes for her participation in the peaceful protest in Hafte Tir Square, in defense of women’s rights, in June 2006. In the statement issued by this organization, Frontline has expressed serious concern "about the sentence of 10 lashes and calls in particular for that part of the sentence to be quashed. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has said that flogging is cruel, inhuman or degrading and, as such, an unacceptable form of punishment. Read Frontline’s Statement protesting the sentencing of Delaram.

 

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