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Juveniles to be executed on Oct 11 in Iran

category international | rights and freedoms | press release author Friday October 09, 2009 18:51author by Nazanin Afshin-Jam - Stop Child Executions Report this post to the editors

Please Send Protest Messages

Behnoud Shojaee and Akram Mahdavi are scheduled to be executed in Evin prison this Sunday October 11 which falls one day after the International Day Against Execution. Some reports say that they may be executed tomorrow. Another juvenile,Safar Angooti is scheduled to be executed on October 21st. The Supreme Court is also deciding the fate of another minor on death row, Ali Mahin Torabi. This sad news is worrying the families of these youngsters, NGO's and human rights activists internationally.

We ask all human rights defenders, and international organizations to act immediately to stop child executions . We invite all Iranian freedom fighters to protest by showing their solidarity and showing their displeasure and disgust by pressuring the Iranian authorities for a stay of execution. . Hand in hand let's do the right thing to save these young lives.

For more information about these children and 160 + other children on death row, please visit http://www.stopchildexecutions.com

PLEASE WRITE IMMEDIATELY in your own language:
* Expressing concern that Behnood Shojaee and Safar Angoti are at risk of execution for a crime committed when they were under 18;
* calling on the Iranian authorities to commute his death sentence;
* reminding the authorities that Iran is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), both of which prohibit the use of the death penalty against people convicted of crimes committed when they were under 18.

PLEASE SEND APPEALS TO:

Leader of the Islamic Republic:
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street – End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street,
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: via website: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter (English)
http://www.leader.ir/langs/fa/index.php?p=letter (Persian)

Head of the Judiciary:
Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri,
Tehran 1316814737,
Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: Via website: http://www.dadiran.ir/tabid/81/Default.aspx
First starred box: your given name; second starred box: your family name;
third: your email address

COPIES TO:

Director, Human Rights Headquarters of IranMohammad Javad Larijani
Howzeh Riassat-e Ghoveh Ghazaiyeh
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhuri,
Tehran 1316814737,
Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax 01198 21 3390 4986 (please keep trying)

Email: fsharafi@bia-judiciary.ir
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or int_aff@judiciary.ir
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (In the subject line: FAO Mohammad Javad Larijani)

Mina Ahadi, Head of the "International Committee Against Execution"
http://www.adpi.net/

Nazanin Afshin-Jam , President and Co-Founder "Stop Child Executions"
http://www.stopchildexecutions.com

Related Link: http://www.stopchildexecutions.com
author by lulupublication date Fri Oct 09, 2009 19:09Report this post to the editors

Stay of execution for Abbas Hosseini:
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/iran-ex...91005

author by A Freemanpublication date Wed Oct 14, 2009 23:24Report this post to the editors

I notice that the usual posters who would be calling for sanctions on Israel for alleged and actual human rights abuses have absolutely nothing to say about the execution of teenagers in Iran or the rape and torture that goes on at Evin prison. Of course, hypocrisy is an unknown concept to the Israel-hating Irish far-left.

author by Maryam Namaziepublication date Fri Oct 16, 2009 16:38Report this post to the editors

On Sunday, one day after the International Day against the Death Penalty, the Islamic Republic of Iran executed juvenile offender Behnoud at dawn despite the widespread international and national campaign to save his life. He was executed whilst hundreds had gathered in his defence outside Evin prison in Tehran, including his family and the mothers of those killed and disappeared.

The Islamic regime has stepped up its machinery of executions and stonings, including sentencing four protesters from the recent protests to death for fear of the unfolding revolutionary movement in Iran.

Its execution of Behnoud and the threat of execution of others must be met with worldwide outrage and condemnation.

author by Sean Ogpublication date Sat Oct 17, 2009 23:49Report this post to the editors

Has the so called U N Human Rights Council

voted on this ?

Or has the IPSC or Raymond Deane or David Landy

or Senators David Norris or Ivana Bacik -those great defenders

of the freedom of the individual marched in Dublin yet ?

I have not seen them on the streets --have you ?

author by pat cpublication date Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:21Report this post to the editors

Senators Bacik & Norris & David landy are supporters of Hands Off the People of Iran. HOPI opposes any outside intervention in Iran and also calls for regime change from within Iran and from below. The Iranian People must decide their own destiny.

David Norris in particular has long been a thorn in the side of the Iranian Regime. He has a record of supporting Iranian dissidents and of highlighting Human Rights abuses in Iran.

Some HOPI articles:

Iran: hopi Protest At The Central Bank
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92929

hopi Protest Iranian Embassy
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92831

Death to the Islamic republic
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92781

Defend Iranian students’ movement
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92064

The IPSC have held joint meetings on the Middle East at which Raymond Deane has spoken:
Iranian and Israeli dissidents visit Dublin 13-15 November
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/89675

Our campaign demands are:

No to imperialist war! For the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of US/UK troops from Iraq and the entire Gulf region!

No to any imperialist intervention. The immediate and unconditional end to sanctions on Iran.!

No to the theocratic regime!

Opposition to Israeli expansionism and aggression!

Support to all working class and progressive struggles in Iran against poverty and repression!

Support for socialism, democracy and workers' control in Iran!

For a nuclear-free Middle East as a step towards a nuclear-free world!


Related Link: http://www.hopi-ireland.org/
author by Sean Ogpublication date Mon Oct 19, 2009 23:39Report this post to the editors



1 Noble but what have they done to stop the executions in Iran ?

2 Noble but what have they done to stop Iranian Human rights abuses ?

3 Noble but what have they done to stop Iranian nuclear proliferation and spread

of nuclear radio activity ?

They bark at the wrong tree

author by pat cpublication date Tue Oct 20, 2009 16:10Report this post to the editors

What exactly do you want them to do? Launch a commando raid on Iranian prisons?

Iran does not currently possess nuclear weapons. Israel however does. I think you should address your complaints to Israel as well regarding the risk of nuclear radiation in the Middle East. A Nuclear Free Middle East means just that: All Countries Renouncing The Use, Storage And Manufacture Of Nuclear Weapons.

author by Sean Ogpublication date Tue Oct 20, 2009 23:23Report this post to the editors


Iran is executing innocent juveniles --- IRAN

Let them spend at least two minutes dealing with that

author by pat cpublication date Mon Nov 16, 2009 15:56Report this post to the editors

Another execution in Iran. A travesty of justice, read the full story at the link. Just as Mumia is innocent
Ehsan was innocent.

Iranian authorities executed Ehsan Fattahian by hanging at Sanandaj Central Prison sometime between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on November 11, 2009. Nasrollah Nasri, Fattahian's lawyer, told Human Rights Watch one hour after the sentence was carried out that he and Fattahian's family had believed authorities would grant him a last-minute reprieve, considering the irregularities in the trial and the lack of solid evidence against the defendant. "We are shocked, Nasri said. He did not deserve death. Even his initial ten-year prison sentence was unfair.

Nasri added that the judicial authorities refused to allow Fattahian's family to visit him before they carried out the execution.


Related Link: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/11/10/iran-halt-executi...ivist
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