According to a petition posted 6/14/2012 at GoPetition, Dr. Muhammad Ali Salmani-Nodoushan faces the death penalty in Iran on three charges:
1. Conversion to Christianism;
2. Persistence on New Faith;
3. Pro-human rights activity
Dr. Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan was arrested in Iran on Thursday August 25, 2011. He has been taken to unknown place.
On Farvardin 27, 1370 (April 16,1991) Mohammad married a sophomore student—named Fariba Moradalizadeh—from his same university. Fariba’s Mother, Mrs Soroor Ziaii, was a close relative of Effat Marashi, the-then-Iranian president’s wife, so he found himself in the in-group of Hashemi Rafsanjani’s family and tribe.
Dr Salmani Nodoushan has been a political dissident, a human-rights activist, and a freedom fighter in Iran. In the past 20 years he has been detained and tortured several times.
Recently, Fariba Moradalizadeh, Dr Salmani Nodoushan’s ex-wife, has gained upon some information that indicates Dr Salmani Nodoushan has been a Christian since 1993. She has written to some Grand Ayatollahs, and they have decreed that Dr Salmani Nodoushan must be put to the sword based on Islamic laws.
This time, the Iranian regime may want to use his conversion as a pretext to execute him.
His personal website appears to be here. I haven't been able to find any news-media coverage of this matter.
Based on the information available, I've signed the petition, and I invite you to consider doing the same.