Do not extradite Mansouri to Iran, it is time for justice: International Federation of Journalists
The General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, Anthony Bellanger released a statement regarding the arrest of Iranian judge Gholamreza Mansouri by the Interpol in Romania for the charge of financial corruption and asked them not to extradite him to Iran so he can face justice for his role persecution of journalists in Iran.
“Crimes against journalists can’t go unpunished. Many journalists denounced the crimes of Gholamreza Mansouri against them and now it’s time for justice,” Bellanger said.
He continued: “Together with several journalists’ associations and groups, we urge the Romanian government and prosecutors not to extradite Mansouri to Iran and to respond to the call of victimized journalists and prosecute Mansouri for his human rights violations.”
Mansouri is linked to over 20 cases of incarceration and torture of journalists and shutting down media. He has also been officially charged by the Islamic Republic of corruption and bribery and receiving over 500 thousand Euros in bribes.
Journalist associations want the Romanian authorities to prosecute him as they claim there will be no chance in Iran to prosecute him for his human rights violations against journalists.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with victimized Iranian journalists and support their calls for justice.