SCE president speaks to UK Policy Makers

SCE president speaks to UK Policy Makers
by SCE Campaign


The President of Stop Child Executions, Nazanin Afshin-Jam spoke last week in the Houses of Parliament in London about the situation of women's rights and child executions. She used the story of Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi as a case study to show the legal discrimination imposed on women in Iran and highlitghted Iran's violation of the International Covenent on Civil and Political Rights and the Charter of the Rights of the Child to which it is state party; as well as the misinterpretation of Sharia law used in Iran's penal code to justify child executions.

The talk launched the Foreigh Policy Center's report by Tahirih Danesh and Geoffrey Cameron called
'A revolution without rights? Women, Kurds and Baha'is searching for equality in Iran' 
Other panelist included: 

Mike Gapes MP, Chair, Foreign Affairs Select Committee
Baroness Afshar OBE, Professor of Politics and Womens' Studies, University of York 
Kaveh Moussavi, Head of Public Interest Law, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Stephen Twigg, Director, Foreign Policy Centre
Drewery Dyke, head of Iran Affairs at Amnesty International Head office.

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Jahanshah Javid

News vs Blogs

by Jahanshah Javid on

Fariba-not, you raised a good question. Generally news and articles from other sites should be posted in the news section. However I have made an exception for community activists such as SCE and NIAC to post their announcements as blogs. Technically, these are neither news (from a media organization) nor blogs. It's difficult to distinguish but important to inform and discuss in the wider community.

Azarin Sadegh

Thanks a lot Nazanin!

by Azarin Sadegh on

Excellent work! I'm always amazed by your incredible drive! Brava!



Dear Nazanin,

by Killjoy (not verified) on

Thank you for exposing IR's inhuman acts against Iranians.

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

Here is to YOU and SCE Staff for ALL THE HARD WORK !




Dear JJ

by fariba-not (not verified) on

you tell me and others to post news items in the news section. how come these news items show up as blogs everyday and how come you always put them on the front page? aghajoon, estesna nazaar digeh. be fair.News is news even if it has the picture of a beauty queen. We care about the kids.when a chid is about to be be executed, it would be urgent to see it on the first page of News to sign the petition, but what is so special about Miss Afshin Jam's trip to UK last week? the news I had posted was a lot more important and you gave me a rowzeh!I respect you but you have to be fair.


Important Issues

by DW Duke (not verified) on

I have heard from several sources independent of SCE that the forum presented issues not previously considered by many of those in attendance and that many eyes were opened to the seriousness of human rights abuses in Iran. A seed was planted that will lead to further research and investigation by developed nations which will will increase the pressure on those engaged in these abuses not only in Iran but in other countries throughout the world. Thanks Nazanin for all you do. :)