In a phone interview Habibollah Latifi’s sister thanks Iranian citizens for the incredible support that led to the postponement of her brother’s planned execution this morning. The latest remarks by Habib Lotfi’s sister on behalf of her brother are as follows:
“Habib asked that we sincerely thank all the citizens who worked so hard on his behalf. He asked that I kiss your hands and your eyes. I want to thank every single one of my beloved country men a…nd women who stayed up with us this past few nights, who supported us and never left our side. It was because you stayed up with us, because you felt our pain, because you contacted us and did everything in your power to help us, it was because of your pressure that Habib was not executed this morning.
Habib’s sister continued: “All our efforts are to ensure that not only Habib’s death sentenced is overturned but that more importantly the death penalty in general is abolished in Iran. These efforts are not only for Habib but on behalf of all the people of Iran. We ask the people of Iran to therefore protest and not remain silent so that together we can ensure that the death penalty is abolished in Iran. There are so many other individuals on death row. Our goal is to ensure that their sentences are also overturned.
When asked about Habib’s physical and psychological condition during their last visit, his sister responded: ” He was in great spirits. Today they allowed us a face to face vist at 9 am. Habib was well and asked that we thank all the citizens both in Iran and abroad who worked so hard to make sure that his death sentence did not take place this morning. He said to kiss your hands and eyes on his behalf.”