Delara Darabi

Outrage at execution of child offender

Amnesty International has expressed outrage at the execution in Iran this morning of Delara Darabi, a child offender executed despite an international ban on capital punishment of those convicted of crimes committed when under the age of 18.

Delara Darabi was hanged in Rasht Central Prison earlier today, becoming the second person to be executed in Iran this year after being convicted of a crime she was alleged to have committed while still under 18. Ms Darabi was executed despite her having been given a two-month stay of execution by the Head of the Judiciary on 19 April.

Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Programme Deputy Director Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said:

'Amnesty International is outraged at the execution of Delara Darabi, and particularly at the news that her lawyer was not informed about the execution, despite the legal requirement that he should receive 48 hours' notice.

'This appears to have been a cynical move on the part of the authorities to avoid domestic and international protests which might have saved Delara Darabi's life.

"This indicates that even decisions by the Head of the Judiciary carry no weight and are disregarded in the provinces.'>>>


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Apparently feudalism is

by desi on

Apparently feudalism is still alive and well in the provinces.  The stay of execution was totally ignored by local laws.  This is the second execution in Rasht in the last 2 weeks.  I'm absolutely appalled and disgusted yet not surprised.  The inhumanity and barbarism of this regime will hopefully be highlighted now more than ever before.  I'm curious to know how Iranians in Iran are reacting to this.



A very sad day to be

by Nima1 (not verified) on

A very sad day to be Iranian, we are all reponsible for this justice system and the execution of minors in our country.


How About the victims of Delara

by Peace Lover (not verified) on

Unfortunately Capital punishment is in fact still a deterrent, and we need to think about victims of Delara too. We don't trust the judiciary in Iran, but for the rest of us to be fair jurors, we need to hear the whole story and not just the end of the story that started years ago and involved victims who are not event mentioned.


failure of judgment

by Kurush (not verified) on

even if she was an accomplice to the murder, she should have been spared. Eye-for-eye retribution is putrid & foul.


This is beyond madness

by Anonymous-again (not verified) on

It is beyond anarchy, fascism...I’m not sad, I’m mad. I’m about to lose my top out of anger over my helplessness. What does it take to stop this kind of barbarism?

Yes, “shame on them”, but more shame on those bleeding hearts that say “it takes time”. No, it doesn’t take time, it takes blood. This system will not change peacefully from within or from outside. The word peace has no meaning for a fundamentalist theocratic system that hangs children.

Please stop prolonging their rein out of nationalism.


To all who "shed tears" but STILL defend the IRI!!!!

by Disillusioned (not verified) on

Remember guys a few years ago the criminal Fallahian's young son ( I don't know he was a teenager back then or not) killed a police officer in cold blood out on the street, everybody saw him doing it but he went free and now enjoying his father's wealth and fortune.

This is called JUSTICE Islamic Republic style now go and vote for Mousavi for whom you've been tearing yourselves apart for the last month or so.

Red Wine

I am so sad ... :=( . Where

by Red Wine on

I am so sad ... :=( . Where Is God ?!


‫یاد آر ز شمع کشته، یاد آر


ای مرغ سحر ، چو این شب تار ،
بگذاشت زسر سیاهکاری ،
وز نفحه ی روحبخش اسحار ،
رفت از سر خفتگان خماری ،
بگشوده گره ز زلف زر تار ،
محبوبه ی نیلگون عماری ،
یزدان به کمال شد پدیدار ،
واهریمن زشتخو حصاری ،

یاد آر ز شمع مرده ، یاد آر !

ای مونس یوسف اندراین بند،
تعبیر ، عیان شد تورا خواب ،
دل پر ز شعف ، لب از شکر خند،
محسود عدو ، به کام اصحاب ،
رفتی بر یار و خویش وپیوند ،
آزادتر از نسیم و مهتاب ،
زان کو همه شام با تو یک چند ،
در آرزوی وصال احباب ،

اختر به سحر شمرده ، یاد آر !

چون باغ شود دوباره خرم ،
ای بلبل مستمند مسکین !
وز سنبل وسوری و سپرغم ،
آفاق نگارخانه ی چین ،
گل سرخ وبه رخ عرق ز شبنم ،
تو داه ز کف ، زمام تمکین ،
زان نو گل پیشرس که در غم ،
ناداده به نار شوق تسکین ،

از سردی دی فسرده ، یاد آر !

ای همره تیه پور عمران ،
بگذشت چو این سنین معدود،
وان شاهد نغز بزم عرفان ،
بنمود چو وعدخویش مشهود ،
وز مذبح زر چو شد به کیوان ،
هر صبح شمیم عنبر وعود ،
زان کو به گناه قوم نادان ،
در حسرت روی ارض موعود ،

بر بادیه جان سپرده ، یاد ار ،

چون گشت ز نو زمانه آباد ،
ای کودک دوره ی طلایی ،
وز طاعت بندگی خود شاد ،
بگرفت ز سر خدا خدایی ،
نه رسم ارم ، نه اسم شداد ،
گل بست زبان ژاژخایی ،

تسنیم وصال خورده ، یاد آر!

Ali P.

They just want to be defiant

by Ali P. on

" The age of 18 standard" is for Westerners.

Don't tell us who is too young to be prosecuted for a capital offense!



Can you reason with these people? 

The world needs to speak up!!!

Remove IRI from our homeland!


مدعیان توخالی حقوق بشر

Disgusted (not verified)

حاج خانم شیرین عبادی و خانم کلینتون سینه چاک رکسانا صابری ها اعدام دخت ایران دلارا دارابی را به شما مدعیان توخالی حقوق بشر شادباش عرض نموده و به همه آزادیخواهان و مبارزین راستین حقوق انسانها و کرامت انسانی تسلیتی عمیق و شریک در غم بزرگ خانواده و دوستدارانش,
به امید روزی که انتقام این جنایات را از مسببین و حامیانش بستانیم


I am so sorry

by Tahirih on

I can not contain my tears. So sad.... 


Aooo Hala Rasht Ham Eedam Mikonan

by usermma (not verified) on

Agha Jaan Khanoom Jaan te Jaane ghoorban,
Man mosahebeh ba pedar Delara ro online didam eyntoor ke oon mygoft zaheran maghtooleh ameh Delara boodeh va masale dastgirie Delaraye bichareh marboot be moshkelate khanevadegie shadidi boodeh ke kamelan tasvie hesabe shakhsi bood va eyshoon ham ghorbani shod. Kolan jameeh ma yek jameh mariz, toghiangar va tabeyz gara hast, ghaanoon hich mana va mafhoomi nadare. Nemooneh haye badtar az Delara pysh omade ke ba kami pool va sibil charb kardan hal shodeh dar zemn khode mardoom donbale entegham jooey hastan dar natijeh dast afrade khabis hesabi baze. Hamantoor ke hazrate Jahanshah Javid farmoodand So so sad



by Mehrban on

What a shame.


typical reactions

by iri (not verified) on

The shock displayed by you readers is indicative of your ignorance ... as sad as any loss of life is, it's much sadder to act emotionally and jump to conclusion when you are ignorant of all facts.


Shockingly sad


This is very sad and shocking.  So what happened to the 2 months suspended sentence?  Who benefits from this lawlessness against the instructions of the Head of Judiciary?


Shame on them

by capt_ayhab on

Shame on IR criminals, utter shame.She was only a baby :(

May her soul find some peace in the arms of her creator.




by IRANdokht on

pas 2 mah chi bood???ajab mamlekateh bi sahahbi shodeh! does the left hand know what the right hand is doing there? what's wrong with these people...


Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

So so sad...