Statement of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty on Soheil Arabi’s Death Sentence in Iran: Exercising freedom of expression is not a crime

01/12/2014
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Soheil Arabi, a 30-year-old Iranian photographer, has been sentenced to death for “insulting the Prophet” on Facebook and his death sentence has been upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court. The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty strongly condemns Arabi’s death sentence and calls on the Iranian authorities to rescind it immediately.

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