- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On October 9, 2009
- 0 Comments
Iran Solidarity is outraged at the imminent executions of several other child offenders by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Islamic Republic of Iran executes more per capita than any country in the world and is one of the few remaining states that continues to execute minors.
This Sunday, October 11, Behnoud Shojaee and Akram Mahdavi are scheduled to be executed in Evin prison in Iran.
On October 21, another juvenile, Safar Angooti is scheduled to be executed and the Islamic Supreme Court is also deciding the fate of another minor on death row, Ali Mahin Torabi.
At least 160 juveniles are on death row in Iran, including for homosexuality, apostasy, sex outside of marriage and involvement in school or street fights that have resulted in murder.
Iran Solidarity calls on all concerned groups and individuals to act urgently and demand that the Islamic regime of Iran stops killing our children.
For more information or to sign a petition to stop child executions and the death penalty, visit the following websites:
Stop Child Executions
International Committee against Executions
To read an open letter by Mina Ahadi and Nazanin Afshin-Jam on the imminent executions with information on contact addresses where letters of protest to the Islamic regime of Iran can be sent, click here.
For more information, contact:
BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731