Human rights: Convicted German-Iranian: Daughter wants a deal with Tehran

Human rights: Convicted German-Iranian: Daughter wants a deal with Tehran
Human rights: Convicted German-Iranian: Daughter wants a deal with Tehran

Djamshid Sharmahd faces the death penalty in Iran. His daughter believes that an exchange of prisoners could save him: “They want their terrorists from Belgium.”

The daughter of German-Iranian Djamshid Sharmahd, who was sentenced to death in Iran, is demanding a deal with Tehran to save her father. Gazelle Sharmahd told Welt-TV from Los Angeles last night: “In the case of my father, who is now about to be executed, there is no other way than to make a deal with the regime.” The Iranian government had told her family from the start that her father would be made to appear as a terrorist so that he could then be replaced. “They want their terrorists from Belgium, they tell us that clearly every time.”

Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the controversial death sentence against Djamshid Sharmahd at the end of April. Nothing formally stands in the way of enforcement. A revolutionary court held the 68-year-old responsible for a terrorist attack in February. Family members and human rights activists described the allegations as unfounded and criticized the procedure as grossly unfair. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock had called on Tehran to reverse the “absolutely unacceptable” and arbitrary verdict.

“Hanging from a Crane in Public”

Gazelle Sharmahd told Welt-TV that her family did not know where Djamshid Sharmadh was and how he was doing. “All we know is that he has been tortured in isolation and solitary confinement for over 1,000 days.” The regime wanted to “hang him from a crane in public”. The family had been told this repeatedly for two and a half years. Regarding the sharp condemnation of Iran by Baerbock, among others, Gazelle Sharmadh said: “It doesn’t work, you can just as well talk to my plant here.” The regime in Tehran only understands pressure: “They don’t understand any other language. It’s like IS, like Al Qaeda.”

Djamshid Sharmahd was reportedly arrested by the Iranian secret service in Dubai in the summer of 2020 and taken to Iran. Since then he has been imprisoned in Tehran. He came to Germany as a child and has a German passport. In the USA he was involved in the exile opposition group “Tondar” (Thunder), which advocates a return to the monarchy.

Source: Stern

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