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More international support for SCE Campaign

In support of the SCE campaign, former Human Rights Commissioner (2000-2005) of Australia, Dr. Sev Ozdowski Oam signed the petition to stop child executions in Iran.

15091. Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM Australia Australian Human Rights Commissioner (2000-05)

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Executions Campaign greatly appreciate the humanitarian support of SCE petition by Dr. Sev Ozdowski Oam.  

ABOUT DR SEV OZDOWSKI OAM


As the Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner from 2000 to 2005, Dr Ozdowksi authored the ground-breaking “National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention: A Last Resort?” The report ignited a national debate about Australia’s immigration detention policies and ultimately led to children being released from mandatory detention and a rethinking of the government’s detention policies. As Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he was instrumental in the “National Inquiry into Mental Health Services: Not for service” report, which placed mental illness on the national agenda, led to the reform of, and major budgetary increases for mental health services in Australia.

In 1984 Dr Ozdowski was awarded the Harkness Fellowship which took him to Harvard and Georgetown Universities and the University of California to work on race relations, international human rights and public administration. He also holds the academic appointment of Honorary Professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney and most recently was awarded an honorary doctorate from Melbourne’s RMIT University. Areas of Expertise: Human rights, multiculturalism, diversity,equity, discrimination, people with disabilities, mental health, civil society, diversity, equity, public administration, capacity building in developing countries and post communist countries, Asia-Pacific, Poland.

Trita Parsi, author and president of NIAC signs SCE petition

In an email Dr. Trita Parsi commended Nazanin Afshin Jam for her “excellent work on stopping child executions in Iran!”. Trita Parsi, an author and the president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) also signed the SCE petition: 

15006. Trita Parsi, PhD USA Author of “Treacherous Alliance – The Secret Dealings ofIsrael, Iran and the US” (Yale University Press, 2007).

Founded in early 2002, the National Iranian-American Council is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Iranian-American participation in American civic life.

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Executions Campaign appreciate the support of the president of the NIAC , Dr. Trita Parsi. To date more than 15,000 people worldwide have signed the petition to stop child executions. The list includes human rights advocates, lawyers, politicians and celebrities worldwide.

About Trita Parsi:


Trita Parsi has worked for the Swedish Permanent Mission to the UN in New York where he served in the Security Council handling affairs for Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan and Western Sahara, and the General Assembly’s Third Committee addressing human rights in Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Iraq. He has also served as a foreign policy advisor to Congressman Bob Ney (R-OH).

His expertise is Iranian foreign policy and US-Iran relations. His book, Treacherous Alliance – The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States, (Yale University Press 2007), is based on more than 130 interviews that Dr. Parsi has conducted – in his personal capacity – in Israel, Iran and the United States with senior officials from all three countries.

Dr. Parsi’s articles on Middle East affairs have been published in the Financial Times, Jane’s Intelligence Review, the Globalist, the Jerusalem Post, The Forward, BitterLemons and the Daily Star. 

As a Middle East expert, he is a frequent commentator on US-Iranian relations and Middle Eastern affairs, and has appeared on BBC World News, PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, Al Jazeera, C-Span, NPR, ABC, and MSNBC. 

Dr. Parsi was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden. He earned a Master’s degree in international relations at Uppsala University, a second Master’s degree in economics at Stockholm School of Economics and a PhD in international relations at Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS. His personal website is www.tritaparsi.com. To read about  National Iranian American Council (NIAC) visit www.niacouncil.org.

"I am totally on board": Maz Jobrani

Iranian-American actor comedian Maz Jobrani extended his support to Stop Child Executions Campaign.  Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE Campaign greally appreciate Mr. Jobrani’s support of the SCE campaign and the petition:

14695. Maz Jobrani USA Comedian

About Maz Jobrani:

Maz Jobrani is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. The Axis of Evil Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first all Middle Eastern show on American TV. The DVD was also released in 2007. The world tour continues and dates can be found at www.axisofevilcomedy

He has done standup on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and England’s Paramount 2 Network. He also performs standup at The Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory on LA’s famous Sunset Strip as well as many top clubs in New York, including The Comedy Cellar. His routine has been featured on CNN, CBS, PBS, and NPR; as well as being highlighted in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The LA Times and The Wall Street Journal. His sketch comedy performances at the ACME Theater in Los Angeles were hailed as “devilishly funny” and “extraordinary” by LA Weekly.

Maz Jobrani has played many characters in film and televison such as Knights of Prosperity (ABC), Friday After Next, The Interpreter, 13 Going on 30, Maryam, Dragonfly, Season of Madness, Something Borrowed, Moonpie and Bug, Life on a Stick (FOX), 24, Life with Bonnie, Cedric and the Entertainer Presents. His numerous guest appearances include both popular comedy and dramatic series such as Malcolm in the Middle, Still Standing, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, ER, Law and Order  and Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO). 

Another Canadian politician signs the SCE petition

Former member of Canada’s parliament and secretary of state joined the rank of known world politicians and human rights advocates who have signed the Stop Child Executions Campaign.

From January 2002 until December 2003, David Kilgour served as Canada’s Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific). Prior to that time, he served as Secretary of State for Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America (1997-2002). Mr. Kilgour was also the member of the Canadian government (1997-2006)

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Executions Campaign thank Mr. Kilgour for his kind support.

13224. david Kilgour Canada Former Canadian Secretary of State (Africa and latin America)

2 more Swedish Parliament members sign the SCE petition

11790. Lars Johansson Sweden MP
11800. Gunilla Wahlen Sweden MP, Member of Parliament, Left Party

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Executions Campaign wish to thank Honorable members of the Swedish Parliament: Gunilla Wahlen and Lars Johansson for their support of the campaign to stop child executions.

To date 103 of the 350 members of the Swedish Parliament have signed the petition to Stop Child Executions:

Barbro Westerholm, Gunnar Andrén, Birgitta Ohlsson, Alice Åström, Wiwi-Anne Johansson, Gudrun Utas, Jenny Fors, Egon Frid, Mats Einarsson, Gunilla Wahlén, Eva Olofsson, Elina Linna, Lars Ohly, Anki Ahlsten, Rossana Dinamarca, Mats Sander, Ulla andersson, Ewa Larsson, Ulrika Carlsson, Göran Lindblad, Kerstin Engle, Helena Leander, Mats Pertoft, Siv Holma, Eva Selin Lindgren, Per Bolund, Gunvor G Ericson, Birgitta Sellén, Solveig Zander, Eva Flyborg, Maria Lundqvist-Brömster, Maria Kornevik Jakobsson, Christer Winbäck, Kristin Oretorp, Holger Gustafsson, Solveig Hellquist, Tina Acketoft, Tina Ehn, barbro westerholm, Max Andersson, Bodil Ceballos, Solveig Zander, Agneta Berliner, Staffan Danielsson, Per Lodenius, Mildred Thulin, Morgan Johansson, Anita Brodén, Karla Lopez, Lars Lilja, Peter Jeppsson, Karin Svensson Smith, Eva-Lena Jansson, Lars Mejern Larsson, Hans Rothenberg, Veronica Palm, Ulla Löfgren, Inger Jarl Beck, Betty Malmberg, Lars-Ivar Ericson, Annie Johansson, Lennart Pettersson, Fredrik Malm, Hillevi Larsson, Désirée Pethrus Engström, Stefan Attefall, Inger Davidson, Karin Pilsäter, Jan Ertsborn, Marianne Berg, Peter Hultqvist, Emma Henriksson, Torbjörn Björlund, Désirée Liljevall, Lars Tysklind, Nina Larsson, Jennifer Hacker, Ulf Holm, Ola Nilsson, LiseLotte Olsson, Hans Linde, Lena Hallengren, Hans Backman, Josefin Brink, Maryam Yazdanfar, Fredrick Federley, Allan Widman, Mikael Johansson, Johan Pehrson, Jan Ericson, Rolf K Nilsson, Tomas Tobé, Maria Östberg Svanelind, Inger René, Ewa Thalén Finné, Walburga Habsburg, Mats G Nilsson, Gunilla Wahlen and Lars Johansson

Stop Child Executions Campaign petition signatures surpass 10,000

10004 Total Signatures

Number of signatures on the Stop Child Execution Campaign petition surpassed 10,000 and growing.

The petition is available in 6 languages:

Following is a partial list of a few of those who have signed the petition:

  • Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Prize Laureate 2003, Lawyer and human rights advocate
  • Irshad Manji Muslim author activist
  • Mina Ahadi, Head of the International Committee Against Executions
  • Mehrangiz Kar Writer, Human Rights Advocate
  • Mohammad Mostafaei, Attorney for Nazanin Fatehi and Reza Alinejad
  • Fatemeh Haghighatjou, Iranian former Member of Parliament, Human Rights advocate
  • Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Former political prisoner
  • Nazanin Fatehi, Former minor on death row in Iran
  • Ali Alinejad, Brother of Reza Alinejad: a minor on death row
  • Ghazal Darabi, Sister of Delara Darabi: a minor on death row
  • Save the Children Sweden
  • Donna and Graham Greene, Australian Music Artists
  • Tim Bowles, Director of Youth for Human Rights International
  • Tarek Fatah, Canada, Founder of Muslim Canadian Congress / activist
  • Neda Shahidyazdani, USA Human Rights Lawyer

POLITICIANS AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTS:

On February 27, 2007 more than 34 members of European Parliament signed a resolution to Stop Child Executions in Iran.  Additionally, this is a list of world pliticians who have signed the Petition:

Barbro Westerholm, Gunnar Andrén, Birgitta Ohlsson, Alice Åström, Wiwi-Anne Johansson, Gudrun Utas, Jenny Fors, Egon Frid, Mats Einarsson, Gunilla Wahlén, Eva Olofsson, Elina Linna, Lars Ohly, Anki Ahlsten, Rossana Dinamarca, Mats Sander, Ulla andersson, Ewa Larsson, Ulrika Carlsson, Göran Lindblad, Kerstin Engle, Helena Leander, Mats Pertoft, Siv Holma, Eva Selin Lindgren, Per Bolund, Gunvor G Ericson, Birgitta Sellén, Solveig Zander, Eva Flyborg, Maria Lundqvist-Brömster, Maria Kornevik Jakobsson, Christer Winbäck, Kristin Oretorp, Holger Gustafsson, Solveig Hellquist, Tina Acketoft, Tina Ehn, barbro westerholm, Max Andersson, Bodil Ceballos, Solveig Zander, Agneta Berliner, Staffan Danielsson, Per Lodenius, Mildred Thulin, Morgan Johansson, Anita Brodén, Karla Lopez, Lars Lilja, Peter Jeppsson, Karin Svensson Smith, Eva-Lena Jansson, Lars Mejern Larsson, Hans Rothenberg, Veronica Palm, Ulla Löfgren, Inger Jarl Beck, Betty Malmberg, Lars-Ivar Ericson, Annie Johansson, Lennart Pettersson, Fredrik Malm, Hillevi Larsson, Désirée Pethrus Engström, Stefan Attefall, Inger Davidson, Karin Pilsäter, Jan Ertsborn, Marianne Berg, Peter Hultqvist, Emma Henriksson, Torbjörn Björlund, Désirée Liljevall, Lars Tysklind, Nina Larsson, Jennifer Hacker, Ulf Holm, Ola Nilsson, LiseLotte Olsson, Hans Linde, Lena Hallengren, Hans Backman, Josefin Brink, Maryam Yazdanfar, Fredrick Federley, Allan Widman, Mikael Johansson, Johan Pehrson, Jan Ericson, Rolf K Nilsson, Tomas Tobé, Maria Östberg Svanelind, Inger René, Ewa Thalén Finné, Walburga Habsburg, Mats G Nilsson

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE campaign thank everyone for their support of the campaign to permanently stop child executions as well as for the emails and comments in support of the campaign. Additional word of thanks to the campaign volunteers and supporters for your hard work. “Together…we can put an end to this”

Resonance : A song dedicated to SCE Campaign

“I just heard Donna’s beautiful song, Wow they are so incredibly talented. Reading the lyrics gave me serious goose  bumps.”   
Nazanin Afshin-Jam
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” You two compliment each other so well , Donna’s beautiful voice and Graham’s talent!  I have always enjoyed your music……great timing and amazing…. thank you for all that you had done.“ 
David Etebari    SCE Campaign coordinator  

                                                                                                                                                                                        Donna and Graham Greene of Stop Child Executions Campaign, both talented Australian artists, have just released a new music track “Resonance (Spirit of Man)“ dedicated to all who have been involved with the ontinuing http://www.stopchildexecutions.com Campaign.

Donna Greene wrote today: “ I want you to know that I dedicate this track to you …  to the first 5 people (including Vincent) because this is what you brought out in us through our association with you … quite a powerful experience from our perspective.”

 ….We love you guys from across the waters – particularly Nazanin Afshin-Jam, David Etebari, Kristian & Vincent who have all played a major role in keeping this real life drama at the top of people’s minds to help young people less fortunate than ourselves and to be the voice of the voiceless minors on death row in Iran. Mahan, Lucy, Dave for Saving Delara, Mel, Nikki and everyone else who is still doing their part to help this campaign… you are all amazing and we will be joined for life through this experience. Never give up.  Over the past several months it has been uncovered that there are not 23 minors on Death Row awaiting Execution in Iran (as first depicted on our Video Collage with Graham “Raven’s Eye Pt1.” as the music backdrop) – but in fact 74 minors who deserve fair play, not neglect and ignorance by a world who ‘think they know’. Keep up the international pressure. Shine a light brightly and support Amnesty International’s effort to support the SCE Campaign and to Stop Child Executions once and for all. “

Resonance (Spirit of Man) can be heard at Donna Greene’s myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/donnalgreene

Lyrics:

I didn’t know we could help you.
I don’t know how you feel inside
Now the world wants to save you
I always knew you were born to survive.
Coz I – I – I did.

(I did)

What wonders roam in the mind of a child that a man dressed in black would try to destroy
Was he not a boy?

AD VERSE:
Wasn’t he fair
Wasn’t he good
Wasn’t he ever misunderstood
Was he given any choice

I see you there
Calling for signs
I always knew you were born to survive
There is more to a life

BR: A voice on the earth is calling you out
It Resonates – like hearing them shout from somewhere
Is there any way out…

CHORUS:
Oh No…
It’s over and under and over again
All in the drop of a heart beat
I know it’s hard but we’re holding your hand
Believe in the Spirit of Man.

VSE 2:
What fears roam in the mind of a man
He shuts out the terrors he can’t understand
From when he was a boy

AD VERSE 2:
Wasn’t it fair
Wasn’t it right
To lay down the judgement: A life for a life
Do the victims have a choice

Pray for the good
Pray for the light
But why fight a war just to see whose God is right
(ohhhohhhohhhh)

BR: A voice on the earth is calling you out
It’s a Resonance – like hearing them shout from Somewhere
Is there any way out…

CHORUS:
Oh No…
It’s over and under and over again
All in the drop of a heart beat
We’re worlds apart but we’re holding your hand
Believe in the Spirit

Oh No…
It’s over and under and over and under
Oh No…
We’re worlds apart but we’re holding your hand
Believe in the Spirit of Man.
 

“..Dedicated to our great and noble friends at the Stop Child Executions campaign.” 

Donna & Graham Greene

Amnesty International (Sweden) protest against Child Executions in Iran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Eric Klefberg

Today Amnesty in the city of Borås, Sweden demonstrated on the town square in Borås to protest executions of minors in Iran. “Death penalty is used as state terrorism and Iran is breaking human rights in many ways” said Osborn Holmstrand who also gathered signatures for a petition.

Amnesty-protest mot avrättningar

[Mån 18:43] Borås I dag tog Amnesty Borås plats på Stora torget i Borås för att protestera mot avrättningar av minderåriga i Iran. 

Nazanin & Stop Child Executions Campaign in Glamour magazine

 

                                

Glamour Magazine has named Nazanin Afshin-Jam as their “Hero of the Month” in the July 2007 Issue. The article also provided a link to www.stopchildexecutions.com website and petition.

Last week we also received an email from one of the SCE campaign supporters suggesting to nominate Nazanin for CNN Hero Award in order to “help promote her stopchildexecutions quest”.

Glamour is a monthly women’s magazine published founded in 1939 in the United States. Glamour reaches a subscription audience of about 1.5 million readers in the United States. In addition it is also published in numerous countries including the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Hungary, Romania, Netherlands, and in a Latin American (Spanish language) edition. 

Former French embassador to Iran signs petition after roundtable with Nazanin on French TV

 Nazanin Afshin-Jam had a roundtable discussion about Iran on France’s largest TV news station LCI with former Ambassador of France to Iran Francois Nicoullaud – an author/economist, Thierry Coville – author and  former assistant at the French Research Institute in Iran ,  and Jean-Pierre Montanay the film director who made the recent documentary about Nazanin Fatehi in Iran. Following the program, François Nicoullaud signed the petition to Stop Child Executions in Iran.

Follwoing the program Mr.  Francois Nicoullaud signed the petition demanding an end to Child Executions in Iran.

6414. Francois Nicoullaud France

 Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE campaign appreciate Mr. Nicoullaud’s support of the Stop Child Executions Campaign.

François Nicoullaud was the French ambassador to Iran from 2001 to July, 2005.  After the end of his mission has published a book in France called “The turban and the rose”, in which he strongly critisized the regime in Iran. In a segment of his book, Nicoullaud, the Egyptian-born French politician wrote that the rulers of Iran are violent and rude individuals whose motivation for their election are deceptive and based on hidden costs and that the government of Iran is a Stalinist system. He has also written that the regime of Tehran does pursue nuclear weapons and they will ultimately get their hands on them