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Updates about Delara, Reza and Nazanin

Nazanin Afshin-Jam talked to Nazanin Fatehi and her attorney today and here are some updates: 

Delara Darabi:  She was hit by inmate(s) as she is very fragile and at times some inmates try to bully her. 

Mr. Mostafaei, the attorney for Nazanin Fatehi and Reza Ali-Nejad also now is helping Delara’s attorney with Delara’s case.

Reza Alinejad:  Mr. Mostafei is still waiting for verification of receipt of file by Ayatollah Shahroudi, the head of judiciary before he can file the appeal formally.

Nazanin Fatehi: Nazanin is in good spirit and now that the Persian new year holidays are over, anticipate stating school soon. Mr. Mostafaei is still waiting for the official order of payment of Dieh “blood money” before he can file for an appeal. It is anticipated that the amount requested to be based on the new figure of apx. $35,000 USD.

Appeal letter of Reza's attorney to Iran's Head of Judiciary

Here is the Original appeal letter in Persian (PDF) by Mohammad Mostafaei , Reza Alinejad’s attorney, that was addressed to Head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi. Mr. Mostafaei is awaiting the response to this appeal.

To read about the appeal letter in English click here

Iran’s Head of Judiciary
Ayatollah Shahroudi


Testimonial letter of an eyewitness sent by Reza Alinejad's brother

                                                                                                                       Photo of Young Reza



Testimonial in Persian (PDF)

Gholam Hossein is the owner of a side walk fast food stand in the city of Shiraz, Iran. He was an eye-witness to the incidents that led to the execution verdict of Reza Alinejad. Following is the translation of his testimonial letter that was sent to Nazanin Afshin-Jam by Reza Alinejad’s brother, Ali:

I, Gholam Hossein Chehreh Negar, conscientiously declare that at the night of the incident, both Mr. Esmail Daroudi and Mr. Mohammad Firouzi were under the influence of alcohol. I could sense their status, they had been drinking, looking to get into a fight. The night before they also wanted to fight and three nights prior to the incident, they were saying inappropriate words to a woman which was about to cause a fight.

On the night of the incident, Reza and his friend after eating Samosas at my stand, were about to leave when Daroudi and Firouzi arrived. The two had been drinking that night and were rather drunk. Daroudi made a few profane comments to Reza and said to him “hey babe, hold on, I have something to do with you”. Reza respectfully replied “hey brother, you were talking to me?” and Daroudi responded, “yes, I was talking to you!”. Reza wanted to leave but he (Doroudi) continued trying to instigate him. He eventually started the quarrel with Reza and they (daroudi and Firouzi) quickly took out two nunchaku (a Japanese weapon used in martial arts). and started beating Reza as much as they possibly could. One nunchaku belonged to Daroudi and was made of iron and the other that was Firouzi’s was wooden.

I went to them and said: “stop hitting the poor kids”. They responded by threatening to beat me up too and then the nunchaku hit my finger. By then Reza was covered in blood. Blood from Reza’s head injury had poured in front of my food stand until they were further away . I had to back off because they were bad people. They beat people, steal and create disturbance.

Finally they were away from me and I did not witness what followed after and it was another individual who explained to me the rest of the incident . But Reza was beaten up very badly and the two had surrounded him. It must also be said that they (Daroudi and Firouzi ) threatened me many times that I should not go to the court. Even with more threats, they disallowed me to attend the second court. However, now I am ready to attend any (new) court sessions and to testify my comments after swearing on the Holy Koran.

Gholam Hossein Chehreh Negar                (NOTARY STAMP)


Today Nazanin Afshin-Jam spoke with Mohammad Mostafaei, the attorney that she had asked to represent Reza Alinejad. Within the next few days Mr. Mostafaei anticipates a response to his appeal letter to Ayatollah Shahrudi, the head of judiciary of Islamic regime in Iran. He anticipates the process to take some time , and at the very least one months.
NOTE: We were asked by a few concerned readers about the rumor that was started by another website and their news bulletins about Reza Alinejad having been scheduled for execution on April 1st, 2007. We promised to re-verify this and here is the result of our investigations: REZA ALINEJAD IS NOT BEING EXECUTED ON APRIL 1st.

We will continue our practice verifying the news before reporting them as well as always providing the source of the news. We also ask the readers to verify and ask for source of the any rumors they read before assuming them as factual and passing them to others as accurate information. Such false rumors at times could have serious consequences on the prisoners, their family and the campaign supporters.

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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.

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.