URGENT: Delara to be executed- No Pardon!

  • In an open letter, the family of the victim blamed Delara Darabi for the murder of their mother and asked for the execution verdict of Delara to be implemented.

    In their letter they blamed their decision on Delara, her family, lawyer, media and human rights activists for over-sensitization, misrepresentation and not confessing to Delara’s guilt and stated that the decision and the ruling of the Islamic Judges were based on just Sharia laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran and must be implemented. The full letter in Persian is posted at SCE news blog: http://scenews.blog.com/4831898/

    Stop Child Executions has always strongly denounced all murders of victims and has shown utmost sympathy for the losses of the families. In the case of Delara Darabi SCE has also continually insisted on the following: 

    1- Iran is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which prohibit the use of the death penalty against people convicted of crimes committed when they were under 18. Delara Darabi was 17 at the time of the alleged murder.

    2- Reenactment of the murder scene as the murder seem to have been by a rights handed strong person while Delara Darabi is left handed. 

    3- A fair trail according to internationally agreed judicial standards.

    We ask the head of Iran’s judiciary Ayatollah Shahrudi to immediately halt the order of execution of Delara Darabi and order a retrial.

    We also ask United Nations Human Rights Commission and other country leaders to immediately contact Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader and Ayatollah Shahrudi, head of Iran’s Judiciary and other high officials of the Islamic Republic and strongly demand an immediate stay of execution.

    We also ask the major international media to broadcast the news of imminent and unjust execution of Delara Darabi.
    These are last living hours of Delara Darabi. Please do everything you can to save Delara from being hanged:

    • Call, faxes and Email Iranian officials . Please read and follow the instructions: http://scenews.blog.com/4817342/
    • Locate the Embassy or interest section of Iran in your home country and call, fax and email them
  • Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
    Tehran 1316814737,
    Phone: [00 98 21] 3391 1109
    Fax: [00 98 21] 3390 4986
    In US dial {0119821}



    Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative

    622 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017
    Tel: (212) 687-2020 / Fax: (212) 867-7086

    Here are some other actions but you can come up with your own and let us know too:

    Amnesty International was able to schedule a demonstration in front of the Iranian Embassy in London at 9:00 am Monday morning. Although this may be after the scheduled execution time but sometimes executions are delayed last minute and also Iranian officials are already aware of such demonstration. If you are in London Area please try to attend: http://scenews.blog.com/4823719/

    Contact by phone, fax and email the media in your country and city and ask them to cover the news.(TV/Radio and Print Media -US Media can be found here)

    Send email to those on your email list, Post blogs and post bulletins at your social internet networks on Twitter, facebook, care 2, myspace, Orkut, etc. asking them to also take action.

    Change your internet avatars/icons on different social networks to Delara and encourage others to do the same. You can find the artwork here: http://www.stopchildexecutions.com/images/Delara.gif  and http://www.stopchildexecutions.com/images/SDN4.gif

    Other areas and SCE networks are at: