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Another Swedish MP in support of SCE petition

Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE Campaign thank the honorable Christer Winbäck for signing the Stop child executions petition. He is the 102nd member of the Swedish Parliament who signed the SCE petition.

12954. Christer Winbäck, MP Sweden MP

To date nearly 1/3 of the Swedish MP’s have signed the SCE petition against the child executions in Iran.

SCE petition has now surpassed 13,000 signatures and supported by human right activists and politicians.

Who is who at Stop Child Executions Campaign?


Here are the team of SCE volunteers who campaign to Stop Child Executions worldwide:

Nazanin Afshin-Jam Canada (co -founder, outreach, writer, spokesperson)
David Etebari USA (co-founder , Campaign coordinator, Research, Translation, Writer)
Kristian Norway (web & email Management)
Donna Greene Australia (Art/Design/web)
D.W. Duke USA (Writer – Lawyer – Research – SCE disussion forum )
Melanie Needham Canada (SCE myspace site – Art)
Dave Rea USA (care2.com site )
Lucy Biltz USA (mySpace Delara Darabi page, SCE Newsletter)
Mojgan USA (iranian.com blog)

There are also 100’s of supporters and organizations worldwide, without whom this campaign would not have been possible.

Thank you ALL !

Meet SCE's newest family member : Lucy Biltz

A true family woman with strong morals and values, Lucy is a single mom with two sons. She lives in Warsaw Indiana and is moving through life with physical disabilities. Lucy is a humble & loving person who is admired and respected by all who know her. Lucy raised her two boy’s Zach and Chris and managed to get them thru school working at an established golf club as a Pantry Chef. Lucy’s sons are still her main focus of her life and through her own struggles and the love for her own children and her family has come to recognize the importance of the work being done by the Stop Child Executions Campaign. As a mother, Lucy is driven by the simple fact that she cannot imagine what it must be like to have a child awaiting execution. Lucy has been an active supporter of the SCE, Nazanin Fatehi and Delara Darabi campaigns on myspace. Lucy has just started a site on the ning network.

Lucy joins the SCE Campaign and brings her support, compassion & friendship to help enrich the lives of those around her and most importantly to her, to help the minors on death row and their families. Nazanin Afshin-Jam and the SCE Team welcome Lucy to our growing family. 

Lucy will be assisting SCE with campaigning efforts. 

Another volunteer joins SCE Team

Another long time supporter of the Stop Child Executions Campaign officially joined the SCE Camapign. SCE and Nazanin Afshin-Jam welcome Dave Ree to our family of volunteers.

Born in California, Dave grew up in Alabama where he currently makes his home.  After watching a film about Atefah Rajabi, a young girl who was executed at the age of 16 in the Islamic Republic Of Iran, he learned the story of Nazanin Fatehi, another young girl facing execution. Being deeply moved with compassion, he knew he had to do something to help in any way he could. He now campaigns.to help raise awareness and get others involved in saving the lives of Delara Darabi, Reza Alinejad and at least 72 other minors who sit on death row awaiting execution. In addition to campaigning, Dave Rea now manages the Stop Child Executions site at www.care2.com  

SCE Welcomes another new team member

Stop Child Executions Campaign and Nazanin Afshin-Jam welcome another new member to our family of volunteers:

D.W. Duke is a principle in the California law firm of Giardinelli & Duke, APC. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law. Mr. Duke is a noted lecturer on various legal matters and has published several books on legal topics including Principles of Liberty, a Practical Guide to Constitutional Law, Understanding and Avoiding Medical Malpractice and California Insurance Law. D.W. has been a supporter of the Stop Child Executions Campaign. He will be assisting SCE Campaign with legal research with respect to international convention and obligations and also contributes articles and reports on the subject of Child Executions. 

 

SCE Campaign welcomes its newest team member

Melanie Needham is not a stranger to those who helped with the campaigns to save Nazanin Fatehi, Delara Darabi and other children facing execution. In addition to restless campaigning she has contribued with many artworks such as paintings of Nazanin and Delara.

Born in Alberta, Canada, Melanie works in the entertainment industry as a career consultant, managing and promoting musicians/artists. She is also an artist/graphics designer. Melanie is a mother to 5 children and this is what led her to start her volunteer work with The Stop Child Executions Campaign, feeling that children throughout the world deserve the same basic human rights as her own children. 

Melanie will be bringing a new energy to the SCE and Delara Darabi pages on myspace. Nazanin Afshin-Jam and the team at Stop Child Executions Campaign warmly welcome Melanie to our family.  

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

Thank you Canada

Nazanin Afshin-jam and SCE Campaign wish to thank Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs , honorable Peter McKay and the Canadian Government for their immediate response to Nazanin’s urgent request to intervene in Sina Paymard’s execution yesterday. Ottawa issued a strong statement yesterday to Iranian authorities about Sina:

http://news.gc.ca:80/web/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=341929

Canada Calls upon Iran to Overturn Death Sentence of Sina Paymard

July 17, 2007
No. 94

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, made an urgent appeal today to Iranian authorities to overturn the death sentence of Sina Paymard.

“Canada calls upon the Iranian government to stay the execution sentence given to Sina Paymard for a crime he was convicted of committing while a minor.

“The Government of Iran must live up to its commitments and obligations under international law as well as its own domestic law. The Islamic Republic of Iran is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both of these international binding agreements clearly prohibit the execution of minors or people who have been convicted of crimes committed while they were minors.

“The execution of minors is a subject of the utmost concern for Canada, and we urge Iranian authorities to commute the death sentence in this case.” 

 

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

More support for SCE Campaign by human rights advocates

Stop Child Executions Campaign continues to gain support among Human Rights organizations, writers, artists and advocates. Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE campaign thank Miss Neda Shahidyazdani (USA) and Mr. Tarek Fateh (Canada) for their support of the campaign to end child executions:

6375. Neda Shahidyazdani USA Human Rights Lawyer

Ms. Shahidyazdani is an Iranian human rights lawyer at the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center where she helped to author a recently released report on the persecution of the Bahá’í religious minority in Iran. Her professional work has also concentrated on the rights of minorities. Ms. Shahidyazdani has assisted with projects at Human Rights First and the Center for International Law at New York Law School.   

6409. Tarek Fatah Canada Founder, Muslim Canadian Congress

Tarek Fatah is a secular Muslim Canadian political activist, writer and TV host. Founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress , Fatah’s advocates separation of religion and state in Isalic countries, opposition to Sharia law, and promotes what he calls a “progressive” form of Islam 

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Fatah a student at the time was imprisoned under military governments and charged with sedition. A biochemist by training, Fatah entered journalism as a reporter for the Karachi Sun in 1970, and went on to become an investigative journalist for Pakistani television. He was fired after the coup that brought General Zia ul-Haq to power, and fled to Saudi Arabia, where he lived for a decade. In 1987, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto.  He is host of the Muslim Chronicle TV show since 1996, which airs Saturday nights on CTS-TV. Tarek is also a frequent guest on many TV shows and has written for the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and TIME Magazine.

After receiving a series of death threats by Muslim extremists, in August 2006 Tarek Fatah resigned as the director of the Muslim Canadian Congress, severing all official ties with the organization he helped found. “It’s not just for me. It’s for my wife and my daughters” He said.

Fatah is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Islamic State or a State of Islam, to be published in 2008.