Start by presenting yourself and give a short summary of why you are writing.
Write that according to Amnesty International and other resources there are more than 80 youths in Iran awaiting execution for crimes committed before they turned 18. Ask that their cases are reviewed, and their death sentences repealed.
Remind the authorities that Iran is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which states that “sentence of death shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons below eighteen years of age.”
Call on the Iranian authorities to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which called on Iran in January 2005 to “immediately suspend the execution of all death penalties imposed on persons for having committed a crime before the age of 18, and to abolish the death penalty as a sentence imposed on persons for having committed crimes before the age of 18, as required by article 37 of the Convention.”
You are required to sign your name and address for your letter to be taken seriously.
It is important that your letter is written in a polite and respectful manner. Using abusive and insulting language will only harm our cause.
Attach a copy of the the petition in Farsi and English
Send your appeals to:
Head of the Judiciary,
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Justice Ministry BLDG. – Panzdah-Khordad (ARK) Sq.
Phone: [00 98 21] 391 1109
Fax: [00 98 21] 390 4986
(In the email subject line write:
URGENT LETTER TO AYATOLLAH HASHEMI SHAHROUDI )
Comment box through his website:
(The fields are written in Persian. The first line is for your name, 2nd your email, 3rd the subject which should read ‘URGENT LETTER TO AYATOLLAH HASHEMI SHAHROUDI’ and 4th field is for your comments)
Leader of the Islamic Republic,
His Excellency, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader,
Shahid Keshvar Doost St.
Phone: [00 98 21] 64411
Fax: [00 98 251] 7774 2228
(Mark as: “FAO the Office of His Excellency, Ayatollah Khamenei
Email via website: http://www.leader.ir/langs/EN/index.php?p=sendletter
Salutation: Your Excellency
Speaker of Parliament
Gholamali Haddad Adel
Majles-e Shoura-ye Eslami
Imam Khomeini Avenue, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: [00 98 21] 6646 1746