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More Swedish Parliament members joining the SCE campaign

Two more members of Swedish Parliament signed the petition to stop child executions in Iran.

2020. Alice Åström Sweden member of Parlament
2026. Wiwi-Anne Johansson Sweden member of Parliament

Stop Child Executions Campaign appreciate the continuous support of the honorable members of Parliament of Sweden.

3 Swedish Parliament members petition to Stop Child Executions





Stop Child Executions Campaign thank the Swedish Parliament members: Barbo Westerholm, Gunner Andren and Biritta Ohlsson for signing the SCE petition and for their support.

Word of thanks to Mr. Manocher Masori of International Committee Against Executions for making this possible.


1971. Barbro Westerholm Sweden Member of Parliament
1970. Gunnar Andrén Sweden Member of Parliament
1969. Birgitta Ohlsson Sweden Member of Parliament

Today SCE petition reached its 2000 th signature:









Nazanin Afshin-Jam on the campaign to stop child executions and human right violations in Iran

Nazanin met with the first elected female head of state in Africa, president of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at a luncheon organized by The Canada 20/20 Public Policy Conference. The president was invited by Canadian Member of Parliament Belinda Stronach.




Senator Rod A. Zimmer rose in the Canadian Senate to recognize Nazanin’s efforts in the Save Nazanin Campaign and to encourage the members of the Senate to support the new Stop Child Executions Campaign www.stopchildexecutions.com









Nazanin at a meeting with Mr. Stephen Harper the Prime Minister of Canada emphasized the importance of Canada taking an international leadership role in stopping the human and children violations in Iran.


Nazanin Afshin-Jam discussing the human right violations in Iran at a meeting with Canadian foreign minister, Peter MacKay.







At the Canadian Parliament Human Rights subcommitte hearing with Secretary of state Jason Kenny.






Stop Child Executions and Nazanin Afshin-Jam greatly appreciate the efforts of the Canadian government leaders in helping bring international awareness to the human rights and children rights violations in Iran. We also very much appreciate the opportunity to meet and discuss our concerns with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Republic of Libera.

European Parliament members Call for abolition of Executions of Juveniles in Iran

In support of the campaign to stop child executions in Iran, European parliament members signed the resolution that was presented to them on February 27, 2007 by Nazanin Afshin Jam and Mina Ahadi. Following is the text of the resolution and the signatures:

Call for abolition of Executions of Juveniles in Iran 2007


As a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Iran has undertaken not to execute anyone for an offence committed when they were under the age of 18. Nevertheless, Amnesty International has recorded 21 executions of child offenders in Iran since 1990. In 2006, Iran and Pakistan were the only countries in the world to continue to execute child offenders

 The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which monitors states’ compliance with the CRC, in January 2005 urged Iran immediately to stay all executions of people convicted of crimes committed when they were under 18, and to abolish the use of the death penalty in such cases.

The European Parliament:

-       having regard to its previous resolutions on Iran, notably concerning Human Rights,

-       having regard to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which Iran is a party,

1)      Calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt all executions of juvenile offenders and to prevent any further application of the death penalty, especially against minors;

2)      Strongly condemns the death sentences passed against and execution of juvenile offenders and minors, and calls upon the Iranian authorities to respect internationally recognized legal safeguards with regard to minors such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides that capital punishment shall not be imposed for offences committed by persons below 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offence.

3)      Strongly condemns the death sentences of the following 23 child offenders as reported by Amnesty International in January 2007:

 1- Beniamin Rasouli, 17
 2- Hossein Toranj, 17
 3- Hossein Haghi, 17
 4- Morteza Feizi, 16
 5- Sa’eed Jazee, 17
 6- Ali Mahin Torabi, 16
 7- Milad Bakhtiari, 16
 8- Farshad Sa’eedi, 17
 9- Mostafa, 16
 10- Mahmoud, 17
 11- Saber
 12- Hamid, 17
 13- Sajjad, 17
 14- Farzad, 15
 15- Hossein Gharabaghloo, 16
 16- Asghar, 16
 17- Iman, 17
 18- Ne’mat, 15
 19- Mohammad Mousavi,
 20- Delara Darabi, 17
 21- Hamzeh S, 17
 22- Shahram Pourmansouri, 17
 23- Hedayat Niroumand, 15

Signatures from Members of European Parliament:

Italy: AGNOLETTO, Vittorio
Italy: AITA, Vincenzo
Greece: BATZELI, Katerina
Germany: BEER, Angelika
Germany: BRIE, André
BYRNE, Vivienne
Sweden: CARLSHAMRE, Maria
Portugal: CASACA, Paulo
UK: CASHMAN, Michael
Italy: CATANIA, Giusto
DEL-DO, Eliane
France: GIBAULT, Claire
UK: GILL, Neena
Portugal: GOMES, Ana-Maria
Italy: GUIDONI, Umberto
Sweden: HOLM, Jens
Germany: KAUFMANN Sylvia-Yvonne
Germany: KUHNE, Helmut
Germany: MARKOV, Helmuth
Italy: MORGANTINI, Luisa
Italy: MUSACCHIO, Roberto
Spain: ROMEVA I RUEDA, Raoul
Sweden: SEGELSTRÖM, Inger
Romania: SILAGHI, Ovidiu
Slovakia: STASTNY, Peter
Sweden: SVENSSON, Eva-Britt


Spain: VALENCIANO, Elena
Belgium: VAN LANCKER, Anne
Germany: ZIMMER, Gabriele
Czech Republic: ZVERINA, Jaroslav

Germany:             Uca, Felenka

Nazanin Afshin-Jam
Human Rights Activist

Mina Ahadi
Head of The International Committee Against Execution

Reza's family sign the Stop Child Executions petition

Reza Alinejad ‘s family and friends signed and supported the Stop child executions petition. Signatures on petition

422. Soghra Rashedi IRAN
423. Ali Alinejad IRAN
424. Fatemeh Alinejad IRAN

No one knew of Reza Alinejad until very recently. It was the letter of Ali Alinejad, Reza’s brother, to Nazanin Afshin_Jam and her follow up and contact with Nazanin Fatehi’s attorney Mr. Mostafai which brought attention to Reza’s situation. Ever since Ali has been in direct contact with Nazanin Afshin-Jam. In an email today he provided another photo of Reza.

More support for the SCE petition and campaign

240. Derry McDonell
Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Affairs and Int’l Trade Canada
249. Beryl P. Wajsman
President, Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal
250. amir abbas fakhravar
Secretery General of the Independent Students Movement[sic]
(A former political prisoner in Iran)
282. Roya Teimouri / www.dreamofjustice.org
A Political & Human Rights Activist for the People of Iran
302. Calvin Ayre
Chairperson, Calvin Ayre Foundation
(CEO of Bodog Entertainment)
393. Tim Bowles
Director, Youth for Human Rights International
406. Joseph Yarsiah
Regional Coordinator / Youth for Human Rights International
422. Soghra Rashedi
Family of Reza Alinejad facing execution in Iran
423. Ali Alinejad
424. Fatemeh Alinejad
451. Professor Manouchehr Ganji
Secretary-General, Organization for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for Iran
472. Mina Ahadi
Head of the International Committee Against Executions and Stonings www.adpi.net
562. Krzysztof Pacyñski
Polish campaing for Delara Darabi administrator

Nazanin Contacts UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for Reza & All Minors

In a letter to the Deputy Director of the New York Office of the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nazanin Afshin-Jam stated her concern about Reza Alinejad’s imminent sentence of execution which may be carried out within a month. In her letter she urged the United Nations to take immediate action on Reza Alinejad’s case as well as the 24 other minors on death row in Iran. She provided the details of Reza’s case as well as the contact information for Reza’s lawyer in Iran.

Mr. Mokhiber of UN in reply said that he would see to it that the file gets to the appropriate UN human rights mechanisms to take further action.

Canadian Parliament Member Supports SCE Campaign

Canadian Parliament member, Belinda Stronach has extended her support to Stop Child Executions Campaign by signing the petition:

174. Belinda Stronach Canada Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora

Ms. Stronach was also a strong supporter of Campaign that led to freedom of Nazanin Fatehi. She was the largest contributor to the bail money needed to free Nazanin Fatehi ($10,000 USD).

Stop Child Executions Campaign and Nazanin Afshin-Jam greatly appreciatea the continuous support and generosity of Ms. Belinda Stronach (MP).

Canada, Secretary of State supports SCE Petition

In response to Nazanin Afshin-Jam’s call , Jason Kenney the Secretary of State, Canada and his chief of staff, Mr. Tenzin D. Khangsar signed and supported Stop Child Execution petition:
42. Tenzin D. Khangsar Canada Chief of Staff
41. Jason Kenney Canada Secretary of State

SCE Campaign and Nazanin Afshin-Jam very much appreciates the support of Mr, Kenny and Khangsar.