Toomaj Salehi Petition To Halt The Iranian Rappers Death Sentence

The Islamic Republic has sentenced another innocent Iranian man to death for peacefully protesting through his music. Toomaj Salehi is a rapper and activist based in Iran and uses his music to advocate for innocent individuals who have been unfairly arrested, beaten, tortured and killed by the Islamic Republic. Toomaj Salehi was arrested in Iran on October 30th, 2022. At the time of his arrest, he was taken to an unknown location, where he was allegedly kept in solitary confinement and tortured as he awaited sentencing.


The Islamic Republic has a history of brutality and unfair practices against the Iranian people and on Wednesday, Toomaj’s lawyer tweeted that an “order of execution” had been issued for Toomaj. Toomaj Salehi is only 32-years-old and this latest decision is just another example of the abuse of power and human rights violations practiced by the Islamic Regime.

Toomaj Salehi was released from prison for a brief period last year before police violently arrested him again. Salehi appeared in a video revealing he was tortured and in solitary confinement for 252 days after his initial arrest, which led to him being brutally rearrested. Now he is facing the death penalty in a heartbreaking decision that has caused uproar from UN experts as well as known activists and other Rappers.

What Can You Do To Help Toomaj Salehi

The biggest thing you can do to support Toomaj Salehi is to try to put pressure on the Islamic Regime by sharing his name on social media and signing petitions. The hope is with enough public pressure from activists, politicians and the general public, that this sentence will be halted. There are two petitions currently available to sign in support of Toomaj. One on Amnesty USA here, and on here. With this brutal violation of not only freedom of speech but of human rights, it is important to use our voices to help and support Toomaj Salehi, as well as the many other Iranian activists who have been unfairly sentenced in Iran. To learn more about the dire situation in Iran under the Islamic Republic follow Elica Le Bon and Mihan.means.motherland on Instagram who provide a lot of great information and coverage. When sharing the Amnesty Petition on social media or sharing Toomaj Salehi’s plight, use the hashtags: #freetoomaj  #toomaj  #toomajsalehi and #freetoomajsalehi.

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