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Source AI: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE13/037/2014/en/df990577-e767-4890-b6d9-a07961195741/mde130372014en.pdf

Juvenile offender Razieh Ebrahimi has been sentenced to death for the murder of her
husband in 2010 when she was 17 years old. Her death sentence has been sent to the
Office of the Implementation of Sentences, so it could be carried out at any time.

Razieh Ebrahimi was sentenced to death in 2010 under qesas (retribution-in-kind) by Branch 17 of the Criminal
Court in Ahvaz, which found her guilty of killing her husband the same year, when she was 17. She is reported to
have admitted killing her husband while he was asleep. She has said that she did so after years of being abused,
physically and psychologically. Razieh Ebrahimi was married to her husband at the age of 14.
Amnesty International understands that the execution of Razieh Ebrahimi was to be implemented a few months
ago, but was stopped after she told the authorities that she had committed the crime when she was 17. Her lawyer
has since submitted a retrial request to the Supreme Court on the grounds that she was under 18 at the time of the
crime. The Supreme Court has refused this request.
Sentences of qesas are not open to pardon or amnesty by the Supreme Leader. Once a qesas sentence has been
upheld by the Supreme Court, it can be implemented at the request of the family of the murder victim at any time.

Please write immediately in Persian, English, Spanish or your own language:
 Urging the Iranian authorities to immediately halt the execution of Razieh Ebrahimi;
 Calling on them to ensure her case is reviewed urgently with a view to overturning her death sentence and that
any extenuating circumstances relating to allegations of domestic violence are considered;
 Reminding them 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), both of which prohibit the use of the death penalty
against people convicted of crimes committed when they were under 18;
 Reminding them that under Article 6(4) of the ICCPR, anyone sentenced to death shall have the right to seek
pardon or commutation of the sentence.

Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street- End of Shahid
KeshvarDoust Street
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Twitter: @khamenei_ir
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Salutation: Your Excellency

Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, 2 Azizi Street intersection
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
(Subject line: FAO
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani)
Salutation: Your Excellency

And copies to:
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
The Presidency
Pasteur Street, Pasteur Square
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
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Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and
@Rouhani_ir (Persian)

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