Amnesty International has urged Iran’s Chief Justice to revoke the “unjust conviction” of Jamshid Sharmahd, an opponent of the Islamic Republic, and to revoke his death sentence.

In a letter on Monday to Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, Amnesty said German-Iranian political dissident, Sharmahd, is at risk of execution after being sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” following a grossly unfair trial.

It goes on to say that since July 2020, the Iranian authorities have been subjecting him to enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment including through prolonged solitary confinement and denial of adequate healthcare.

The international rights group also urged Ejei to reveal Sharmahd’s “fate and whereabouts and, in light of his arbitrary detention, immediately release him.”

Amnesty further asked the authorities that if they do not intend to release him, at least ensure that he is given regular access to family, adequate medical care, including dental care, a lawyer of his choosing and consular assistance from the German authorities.

Sharmahd, the director of Tondar opposition group, has been held in solitary confinement for hundreds of days, and during this time, he has been denied an independent attorney and fair legal procedures.

The news of his kidnapping in Dubai and his transfer to Tehran by Islamic Republic agents was first released in August 2020. The Islamic Republic has alleged that Sharmahd was involved in a 2008 bombing on a mosque in Shiraz that killed 14 people and wounded 200 more, something he and his family vehemently deny.

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