URGENT: Delara at immediate risk of execution


URGENT: Delara at immediate risk of execution
by SCE Campaign

Delara Darabi, the young artist who has been in Rasht prison for the last 5 years in Iran, is at great risk of execution at any moment.
A few days ago, she was told by prison authorities to prepare herself as she would be executed any day.  Her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, is convinced that if she were to be given a new trial whereby they could re-enact the scene of the crime, it would be easily proven that Delara is innocent of the alleged murder she was convicted of. Khoramshahi has said many times that he has new evidence including  the crime being committed by a right handed person whereas Delara is lefthanded. Despite many attempts by human rights groups and celebrities to try and get pardon from the family of the victim, the family would like to see her execution carried out.

Stop Child Executions has been documenting Delara's case for several years and informing members of parliament worldwide, human rights group, the United Nations  and the general public about her condition.

In 2007, Stop Child Executions produced a 10 minute documentary about Delara which can be viewed here:  //video.google.com/videoplay?docid=533103998986446192&ei=7kbeSZumHaO0qAOo-YzVAw&q=delara+darabi

For more information on Delara Darabi and backstory, please visit our archived news pieces at:

Please send your urgent action by phoning or faxing the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations:


Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative

622 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 687-2020 / Fax: (212) 867-7086


And writing to the Head of Judiciary in Iran

His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
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
Phone: [00 98 21] 391 1109
Fax: [00 98 21] 390 4986

Email:   Shahroudi@Dadgostary-tehran.ir

Salutation: Your Excellency

This may be her last chance. Please spread this everywhere you can including informing your local news stations.

Amnesty International 


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Some of you sound like you're pouting. Stop pouting..

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

Just keep it moving.

In IRI capital cases with international groundswells, such as this one. THERE HAVE BEEN REPRIEVES. And they're granted at the eleventh hour. It's ten o'clock. Perfect to get moving. It'll feel GOOD to be part of a movement.

SCE gives you plenty of things to do. So have a lovely, busy Sunday.  :o)

Azadeh Azad


by Azadeh Azad on

for a second time and with different wordings. This is horrible! :-(



by zz (not verified) on

I am so sorry...

Ali Lakani


by Ali Lakani on

Done!  Thank you.


Thank you

by Neekoo on

I just sent my emails.  I am also asking my friends to send in theirs.

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Sample Letter

by SCE Campaign on

Personal letters would work better but here is the outline of a short sample letter. Thank you for caring.


SUBJECT: Please stop the execution of Delara Darabi 

I am writing to urge you to stop the execution of Delara Darabi in Iran.

Delara Darabi is currently facing execution for an alleged  crime that took place when she was 17 years old.  Yet I understand that Iran, as a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, is obliged not to impose the sentence of death for crimes committed by persons below 18 years of age. 

I urge your government to uphold its obligations under international law by overturning the death penalty handed down to Delara Darabi  and taking immediate steps to end the death penalty for juvenile offenders.



by Neekoo on

Is there a sample letter I could use? I don't know what should be in my letter to Head of Judiciary in Iran.

David ET


by David ET on

The very details including a documentary made by SCE is in the blog if you bother and click on the links. That is if one cares enough to do only one more: CLICK or send just one more email today to officials of Islamic Republic!

Or is it that it is that Delara's picture in lingerie is not on the front page of iranian.com to get 120+ interested comments? Her fragile body will be naked when they bury her. Does that count?

Yes what has happened to us?!


Apathy kills

by Damon Jaan (not verified) on

I find it very funny ( i mean interesting ) what gets people to actually take the time and effort ( many of which take more time to reply than I care to offer to read ) to reply to topics blogged about here. Sometimes a weblog can get 40 replies in a day and be soooo effing stupid that some would wonder why any one would care to begin with. Others are "artsy fartsy" and we get the whole heroin-chic Iranian crowd all luvsy dubsy or all critique'all over it. Politics usually brings out the best in us for it actually shows what we value.

What I find apalling is the fact that this girl is sentence to execution and while the blogger didn't state the "alleged" crime, and give further information on the case, or Sharia law for that matter. They did offer the case being tried and gave a brief explanation ( Child executions include people who are accused and sentence to death for crimes committed prior to being an adult ) and have given a means for Iranians, Americans, and anyone online with access to iranian.com the chance to get in contact with some one who in some way might influence the 'authorities' to act with caution. But I guess it is as the old saying goes, "who gives a spit". Funny I wonder if "real" Americans would stand for such b.s., and than claim all that effing humanity stuff.

Papa Khodaro Shokr I am where I am !

To end this lecture, Never Cower
take heed of the aggressor and fight the power.

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