URGENT: Another boy heading to execution pole, attorney pleas for help

UPDATED: Sep 5, 2008

In an appeal Mohammad Mostafaei , Iranian attorney who represents many of the juveniles who are facing execution in Iran asked for help before another one of his clients get executed soon.

Bahman Saliamian is accused of killing his grandmother in 1996 . Bahman who was 15 years old at the time of crime was initially sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and payment of retribution, however after appeal by the victim’s next of kin’s, after 12 years , he is now sentenced to death and he is anticipated to be hanged soon. Bahman is now 27 years old is kept in Isfahan prison. According to his attorney, Bahman suffered from mental issues and he was not in a normal state of mind at the time of murder and he even attempted to committed suicide shortly after he realized what he had done.

Judiciary of city of Isfahan last week also executed Reza hejazi accused of murder at the age of 15. Although Reza’s attorney , Mostafaei, was assured on the day of execution that Reza would not be killed but only one hour later Mostafaei was informed that his client was executed without the presence of the attorney or the parents.

In his plea letter Mostafaei wrote: ” While still in the shock and sorrow of Reza Hejazi’s execution, I just heard of imminent execution of Bahman Salimian!”.

“Today Bahman Salimian, Mohammad Fadaee, Behnood Shojaee, Behnam Zare and all those who are sentenced to death for a crime committed during childhood are in need of our help and support. I desperately beg all of you to help save their lives by writing and expressing your oppositions to the current trend of executions of so many children ” He added. Mostafei’s email is : mostafaeilawyer@gmail.com.

Bahman Salimian’s name was not among the list of juveniles known by SCE to face execution in Iran. To date we have recorded 135 Iranian juveniles on the execution row.

To help save Bahman Salimian from execution please also immediately contact the following individuals and ask for immediate halt to Reza’s execution:



and to Mohammad Mostafaei at



Alireza Jamshidi, Spokesperson of Iran’s judiciary

+98 912 159 5504

Mohammad Shirj, Head of Judiciary Special supervision
+98 21 664 05170
+98 21 664 05171
+98 21 664 05172

+98 21 664 07070

Head of the Judiciary

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi



(In subject line write: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)

Leader of the Islamic Republic

Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei,



Fax: +98 21 6 649 5880


(via website)



Director, Human Rights Headquarters of Iran
Mohammad Javad Larijani
C/o Office of the Deputy for International Affairs
Ministry of Justice,
Fax: +98 21 5 537 8827 (please keep trying)