Sunday, July 3, 2011

SignThe Petition for Yosef Nadarkhani, a Prisoner of Conscience in Iran

URGENT!! Halt The Execution Of Iranian Christian Yosef Nadarkhani For "Apostasy"

Published by John S. Burke on Jun 30, 2011
Target: Ahmed Shaheed, UN, UNHCHR, State Department, EU, Navi Pillay,
Ban Ki-Moon, European Parliament

Region: GLOBAL
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Background :
On June 28, 2011, Iranian Supreme Court confirmed Yosef Nadarkhani’s death penalty and refused his objection to the sentence issued by the lower court.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Yosef Nadarkhani has been charged with apostasy at the age of nineteen and converting to Christianity. Iranian judicial authorities also state that Yosef Nadarkhani has preached Christianity for years.

Accordingly, Gilan Province Court, Branch 11, has sentenced Yosef Nadarkhani to death penalty on charges of apostasy and preaching Christianity.

Yosef Nadarkhani has been locked up in Rasht Prison since October 12, 2009. If the death penalty is carried out, it will be the first official hanging for apostasy and conversation to Christianity in the last twenty years.

On December 3, 1990, Pastor Hussein Sodmand was hanged in Mashhad Prison for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Pastor Sodmand is the only priest who has been officially executed by the Islamic Judiciary Branch for apostasy and conversation to Christianity.


We the undersigned URGENTLY demand that the international community act forcefully to compel the Islamic Republic of Iran to IMMEDIATELY vacate the illegal death sentence against Yosef Nadarkhani for "apostasy". He is a prisoner of conscience sentenced to die for nothing more than peacefully practicing the religion of his choice.

This barbaric sentence does not only violate international laws, treaties and covenants to which Iran is a signatory state, but it is an intolerable affront to the very norms of modern civilization which form the raison d'ĂȘtre for the international community's institutions.

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The URGENT!! Halt The Execution Of Iranian Christian Yosef Nadarkhani For "Apostasy" petition to Ahmed Shaheed, UN, UNHCHR, State Department, EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, European Parliament was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: yosef nadarkhani, death penalty, execution, apostasy, christianity, iran, islamic republic of iran, religious freedom, freedom of religion, political prisoners, prisoners of conscience.


Another Prisoner Story , Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D.

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water, was born in Iran in 1931. He attended Fettes College in Scotland and was a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel prize for the discovery of penicillin.

Dr. Batmanghelidj practiced medicine in the United Kingdom before returning to Iran where he played a key role in the development of hospitals and medical centers. he also helped establish sport projects for youth in Iran, including The Ice Palace in Tehran, the first ice skating and sports complex in the Middle East.

When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Dr.Batmanghelidj was placed in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two years and seven months. It was there he discovered the the healing powers of water.
One night, Dr.Batmanghelidj had to treat a fellow prisoner with crippling peptic ulcer pain. With no medications at his disposal, Dr.Batmanghelidj gave him two glasses of water . Within eight minutes, his pain disappeared. He was instructed to drink two glasses of water every three hours and became absolutely pain free for his four remaining months in the prison.

Dr.Batmanghelidj successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with water alone.

While in prison he conducted extensive research into the medicinal effects of water in preventing and relieving many painful degenerative diseases. Even proved an ideal "stress laboratory," and despite his being offered an earlier release, Dr. Batmanghelidj chose to stay an extra four months in prison to complete his research into the relationship of dehydration and bleeding peptic ulcer disease. The report of his findings was published as the editorial of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983. The New York Times Science Watch reported this discovery on June 21, 1983.

On his release from Evin Prison i 1982, Dr.Batmanghelidj escaped from Iran and came to America. At the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine he began to research the effect of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body . His finding were published in the Foundation's "Journal of Science in medicine Simplified" in 1991 and 1992. They can be read on the website .

Dr.Fereydoon Batmanghelidj wrote his first self-help book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" in 1992, in which he stated that a dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of dehydration.
The body signals its water shortage by producing pain. Dehydration actually produces pain and many degenerative diseases, including asthma, arthritis, hypertension, angina, adult-onset diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Batmanghelidj's message to the world is, "You are not sick, you are thirsty. Don't treat thirst with medication."

Dr.Fereydoon Batmanghelidj devoted the last 20 years of his life promoting public awareness of the healing powers of water. This blogger hope you can do a noble public service by introducing and sharing this blog to all your contact. Thank you for your public service. His work has created an international community that has embraced the natural healing of the water cure. His ground-breaking book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" has been translated into 20 languages and continues to inspire readers all over the world.

Dr.Fereydoon Batmanghelidj died of complications from pneumonia on November 15, 2004, in VIrginia, U.S.A. He was 73.


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