Swedish Foreign Ministery to protest the recent child execution orders

Following SCE’s communication with International Committee Against Executions on the executions orders of Ali Mahin-Torabi, Mohammad Latif and Delara Darabi, they informed Nazanin Afshin-Jam that ICAE has contacted the Swedish Foreign Ministry who subsequently notified the Swedish embassy in Teheran.  

They will be following the 3 cases tomorrow via the Swedish EU-membership locally in Tehran and try to arrange a meeting with Iran’s foreign ministry to address their concern.

Earlier in October 2007, after prior contacts of ICAE with Swedish Parliament, few members of the Swedish Parliament sent an email to supreme leaders of Islamic regime, Ayatollah Khamenei and Iran’s Embassy in Sweden.

In their letter, they wrote: “

“….In regards to the recent report of The High Commissioner for Human Rights and the latest European Union declaration on human rights situation in Iran, we, as social democratic members of the Swedish parliament strongly condemn the brutal assault on human rights in Iran. ”.

“Ali Mahin Torabi has been convicted of a murder committed when he was 16 years old and is now at risk of imminent execution, though Iran is a state party to international treaties including the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which expressly prohibit the execution of child offenders. “

They also demanded leader of Islamic regime to “ Stop all executions and abolish execution of children.”

They additionally asked him to immediately “ release all political prisoners, members of the student movement, the women movement, the workers movement and the social movements. We demand human, social, and political rights and recognition of the right to organize unions, political and social organizations. “