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Urgent Appeal

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Urgent Appeal Condemn the Execution of Yaqoub Mehrnehad and Halt the Imminent Execution of Baloch people To: World Leaders, International Human Rights Organizations and Media Despite our numerous appeals since his arrest in 2007 and the appeals of the international community and a large number of international human rights organizations, on August 4th, 2008 at early morning, the Iranian regime executed Mr. Yaqoub Mehrnehad, 30 years old, marries with three children, resident of Zahedan, a journalist, a charity, a social worker and the son of Alam Khan. Mr. Mehrnehad was convicted in February of being a member of Jundallah and of "crimes against national security". He was arrested in Zahedan last year while reporting for a Tehran newspaper. This execution took place in Zahedan prison along with another young Baloch human rights activist, Abdolreza Taheri Sadr. He was sentenced to death some time ago. Abdolreza Taheri Sadr was accused of being a member of Baloch armed group Jundallah. Jundallah, also known as the popular resistance movement of Iran, says it is fighting against the political and religious oppression of the country's Sunni minority. The government says it is a terrorist group. We appeal to you the world leaders and the international community to condemn todayâ

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