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Mehdi Mazroui received stay of execution


Reports from the Central Prison in Isfahan (Dastgerd)  announced by human rights and democracy activist in Iran say that Mehdi Mazroui who was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation of execution, has received a temporary stay of execution as a direct result of international pressure.


Mehdi Mazroui was involved in a group fight when he was 17 that led to the death of one of the boys. Mehdi and  two other were arrested and sentenced to death . In February 2009 (Esfand  1387), branch 42 of the Supreme Court, Ezatollah Tavakoli and his assistant Nabi O’ llah Raji confirmed his death sentence and since then has remained  in prison waiting on death row.

It was reported that on May 29th, despite the Friday holiday, the justice department hurridly transferred the boy to solitary so that human rights organizations would not be able to respond in time. As soon as “Iranian activists for human rights and democracy” heard the news, they contacted human rights groups and asked for everyone’s help. Fortunatley with the word having spread internationally there was massive pressure and his death sentence has been postponed.  One other life is spared for the time being.

Stop Child Executions would like to thank the office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights for taking action so quickly after sending them the materials on the case, as well as all individuals who took the time to respond to the urgent action appeal.


فعالین حقوق بشر و دمک اسی در ایران : بنابه گزارشات رسیده از زندان مرکزی اصفهان( دستگرد) ،مهدی مزروعی که روز گذشته برای اجرای حکم اعدام به سلول انفرادی منتقل شده بود بر اثرفشارهای بین المللی اجرای حکم اعدام  وی موقتا  به تعویق افتاد.
مهدی مزروعی که در سن 17 سالگی در یک نزاع جمعی که منجر به مرک یک نفر شده بود، او به اتفاق 2 نفر دیگر دستگیر شدند . زندانی مهدی مزروعی در دادگاه به اتهام قتل محکوم به مرک شد.و د اسفند ماه 1387 در  شعبه 42 دیوان علی کشور توسط عزت الله توکلی و مستشار وی  نبی الله راجی حکم اعدام او تایید گردید و از آن تاریخ تا به حال در انتظار مرک بسر می برد.
  روز جمعه 8 خرداد ماه علیرغم روز تعطیل بودن، و برای اینکه در مقابل عمل واقع شده  قرار دادن  سازمانهای حقوق بشری او را بصورت شتاب زده ای به سلول انفرادی منتقل کردند. ما به محض مطلع شدن از انتقال این زندانی به سلولهای انفرادی جهت اجرای حکم اعدام با سازمانهای حقوق بشری و رسانه ها بصورت گسترده تماس برقرار نمودیم و برای نجات جان این زندانی استمداد طلبیدیم .و خوشبختانه با تلاش گسترده و اقدامات موثر سازمانهای حقوق بشری مواجه شدیم و در این راستا بعضی از رسانه ها ی خبری همکاری لازم را نمودند. نتیجه این تلاش که در طول چند ساعت صورت گرفت باعث گردید که رژیم از اعدام آقای مزروعی  بصورت موقت صرف نظر کند و نهایA Aا جان یک انسان نجات یافت.
روز شنبه 9 خردادماه علیرغم اینکه همه چیز برای اعدام مهدی مزروعی آماده شده بود ولی  در آخرین لحظات در اثر تلاشهای بین المللی حکم اعدام مهدی مزروعی بطور موقت متوقف شد و وی را به بند 1  زندان مرکزی اصفهان برگرداندن.
همچنین  2 زندانی دیگر  به نامهای حسین عظیمی 23 ساله و میثم شعبانیان پرده 25 ساله که هفتۀ گذشته جهت اجرای حکم اعدام به سلولهای انفرادی منتقل شده بوD8 حکم اعدام آنها به تعویق افتاد و آنها به بند عمومی بازگردانده شدند

URGENT: Mehdi Mazroui at imminent risk of execution

PUBLIC                                                                                                        AI Index:  MDE 13/051/2009                    

                                                                                                                                           29 May 2009


UA 136/09           Fear of imminent execution                                     


IRAN                    Mehdi Mazroui (m), 24, alleged juvenile offender


Mehdi Mazroui is said to be at imminent risk of execution for a crime he is alleged to have committed when he was 17 years old. He was moved to a solitary cell in Dastgerd prison in Esfahan, Iran, on the morning of 29 May 2009, a step the Iranian authorities often take prior to execution.


Mehdi Mazroui was arrested in 2002 after a fight in which one person was killed, and sentenced to qesas-e nafs, or retribution, by a lower court in Esfahan in 2005. Details of the trial are not known. He confessed to the killing after alleged torture during which he was beaten, his hand was broken, his shoulder was dislocated and fingernails were removed. A high court in Tehran subsequently ordered the review of his sentence and returned the case to a different lower court in Esfahan for a retrial. The lower court again sentenced him to qesas-e nafs and this was confirmed by the Supreme Court in February 2009. The verdict is said to have been communicated to the relevant authorities for implementation.



Iran has executed at least 45 alleged juvenile offenders since 1990, eight of them in 2008 and at least two in 2009.


The execution of juvenile offenders is prohibited under international law, as stated in Article 6(5) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), to which Iran is a state party, and so has undertaken not to execute anyone for crimes committed when they were under 18.


In Iran a person convicted of murder has no right to seek pardon or commutation from the state, in violation of Article 6(4) of the ICCPR. The family of a murder victim have the right either to insist on execution, or to pardon the killer and receive financial compensation (diyeh).


For more information about executions of juvenile offenders in Iran, please see Iran: The last executioner of children (Index: MDE 13/059/2007), June 2007, (http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engmde130592007).


RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Persian, Arabic, English or your own language:

expressing great concern at reports that Mehdi Mazroui may be at imminent risk of execution for a crime he allegedly committed when he was under 18;

– calling for re-trial of the case in proceedings meeting international standards for fair trial and in line with the Convention of the Rights of the Child, to which Iran is a state party:

– urging the Iranian authorities to commute his death sentence;

– reminding the authorities that 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.



Head of the Judiciary

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi

Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)

Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri

Tehran 1316814737, Islamic Republic of Iran

Email:               shahroudi@dadgostary-tehran.ir (In the subject line write: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)

Salutation:       Your Excellency


Leader of the Islamic Republic

Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader

Islamic Republic Street – End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Email:               info_leader@leader.ir

via website: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter (English)


Salutation:       Your Excellency



Director, Human Rights Headquarters of Iran

Mohammad Javad Larijani

Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh / Office of the Head of the Judiciary

Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhuri

Tehran 1316814737, Iran

Fax:                 +98 21 3390 4986 (please keep trying)

Email:               info@dadgostary-tehran.ir (In the subject line write: FAO Javad Larijani)

Salutation:       Dear Mr Larijani


and to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country.


PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office, if sending appeals after 10 July 2009.