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A false claim of violating the U.S. sanctions to Iran destroying an amazing talent

Mahmoud Reza Banki (Persian: محمود رضا بانکی), an Iranian-American scientist and management consultant was - unjustly - arrested and charged with violating US sanctions against Iran by the United States Attorney.

Ultimately Mahmoud Reza Banki won his case on appeal - but he still lost everything he amazingly accomplished.

Another heavy price paid by an innocent victim of a flawed law system. It is utterly disturbing how carelessly and violently lives are shattered by scores of people that are accountable in such cases- from attorneys to judged to the jury - and base their massively impacting judgements on false or missing evidence.

Or - as in Mahmoud Reza Banki's case - accepting constructed diversions from the truth and established law. It is also a reminder of the vulnerability before a system that can crush anyone's existence while it claims to protect and uphold justice for all.

 

5 ways to care for human rights in a very personal way

What can you do to support human rights in a very personal way?

  1. Visit the websites or social media platforms of the human rights organization of your choice.

  2. Use their search function and look for the human rights causes you want to support.

  3. Engage, donate, motivate others.

  4. Simply hit that LIKE or FOLLOW button so their updates appear in your news feed and you can follow urgent actions, human rights cases and successes.

  5. Confront your government representative: find their contact form or email address and ask them what THEY ACTIVELY DO to support the human rights causes that you personally care about.

How many minutes or cents did you spent in the last 12 months to add your voice and support against the dark side of society?

How many minutes or cents did you spent in the last 12 months that do not add any value to anything at all?

 5 ways to care for human rights in a very personal way

5 ways to care for human rights in a very personal way

Freedom of Speech and Stop Torture Demo in Basel 05. February 2015

The Basel group of Amnesty International demonstrates every Thursday in downtown Basel for the release of Raif Badawi.

Free Raif Badawi demo by Amnesty International Basel 05 February 2015

In May 2014, Raif Badawi was jailed for 10 years. His sentence also included 1,000 lashes, a 10-year travel ban, and a lifetime ban from appearing on media outlets once he is released. 

The charges against Raif are related to articles he wrote criticizing religious authorities in Saudi Arabia, and pieces penned by others that Raif published on the Saudi Arabian Liberals' site. The prosecution had called for him to be tried for 'apostasy' or abandoning his religion, which carries the death penalty.

For every of the 50 lashes that Raif was sentenced for to receive weekly, a crash cymbal was hit followed by a minute of silence

We all can put pressure on the repressive Saudi regime by raising our voice to them

Free Raif Badawi demo by Amnesty International Basel 05 February 2015

We will meet and demonstrate every Thursday in Basel until the Saudi Arabian government releases Raif Badawi unconditionally.