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Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, E/CN.4/1996/39/Add.2, 11 March 1996: Iran

13. In a letter dated 29 April 1994, the Special Rapporteur requested the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for information on Mr. Ali Akbar Saidi-Sirjani, a poet and essayist, and Mr. Niazi Kermani, a poet and journalist. According to information received by the Special Rapporteur, both men were arrested on 14 March 1994 and sentenced to death, without having had a fair trial, on the accusation of “drug trafficking”, “homosexual acts”, the “making of alcoholic beverages”, “corruption” and “accepting money from Israel”.

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