URGENT CALL: 15 year old Afghan boy facing execution


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by SCE Campaign
Iran's superior court approved the execution order a 15 year old Afghan boy who strangled an 8 year old boy.  Ali Amiri is a citizen of Afghanistan and has confessed to murder of the 8 year Afghan old boy named Janahmad because of swearing at him. Ali was 13 at the time of murder. The four judges of the 74th division of the Tehran's penal court were: Koohkamari, Tardast, Rahimi, Abdollahi and Bagheri.   The death sentence verdict was later approved by Iran's superior court. Ali Amiri faces imminent execution if head of Iran's judiciary signs the verdict. Many children under the age of 18 have already been executed in Iran.


Contact your local Embassy of Afghanistan asking them to object to Iran's sentencing of an Afghan child to death in violation of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Also contact your local Iran Embassy and following leaders. Using your own words, please choose a few of the suggestions below to create a personal appeal :

- expressing concern that Ali Amiri is at risk of execution for a crime committed when he was under 18;
- calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt the execution of Ali Amiri;
- calling for the death sentence against Ali Amiri to be commuted;
- reminding the authorities that Iran is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the
Convention on the Rights of the Child, which prohibit the use of the death penalty against people convicted of crimes committed when they were under 18, and that the execution of Ali Amiri would therefore be a violation of international law;
- urging the authorities to pass legislation to abolish the death penalty for offences committed by anyone under the age of 18, so as to bring Iran's domestic law into line with its obligations under international law;
- stating that you acknowledges the right and responsibility of governments to bring to justice those suspected of criminal offences, but unconditionally opposes child executions.


Leader of the Islamic Republic:
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street - Shahid Keshvar Doust Street
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:             info@leader.ir
Salutation:      Your Excellency

Head of the Judiciary:
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Justice Building
Panzdah-Khordad Square
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:  <mailto:info@dadgostary-tehran.ir> info@dadgostary-tehran.ir
(In the subject line write: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)
Salutation:       Your Excellency


Speaker of Parliament:
His Excellency Gholamali Haddad Adel
Majles-e Shoura-ye Eslami
Baharestan Square
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:             hadadadel@majlis.ir
Salutation:      Your Excellency

For more actions visit: //www.stopchildexecutions.com/how-you-can-help.aspx.


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