“With the Council of Guardians having now approved, this could mean a permanent ban to child executions. If this is the case, this will be an incredible accomplishment by human rights activists worldwide” said Afshin-Jam. “I am grateful to Mohammad Mostafaei, Nasrine Sotoudeh, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi and Emadeddine Baghi for their relentless work in Iran for these children. I would like to extend special thanks to all the committed volunteers at Stop Child Executions over the years in particular David Etebari, DW Duke, Kristian Hvesser, Aubrey Harris and Donna Greene and Mina Ahadi. A shout out to the amazing organization Amnesty International in particular Drewery Dyke at its headquarters”.
Millions of people were involved in signing petitions, speaking out, attending rallies and pressuring Iran behind the scenes at the diplomatic level to see this day arrive. While much progress needs to still be made in the area of human rights, SCE commends the government and judiciary in Iran for this bit of progress and hopes they will carry out what they have promised. Stop Child Executions will be monitoring closely the activities of
the regime and be sure to report back