URGENT CALL: Release Attorney Mohammad Mostafaei

(Update June 30: Mohammad Mostafaei was approached by plain clothes government agents on Thursday June 25 while he was in the street with his family.His home and office were searched and then he was taken away in front of his young daughter. There is no information about his whereabouts.roozonline.com )

(Update June 29: Within less than 24 hours of the email and publishing of the URGENT CALL to release Mohamamd Mostafaei,  the news, demands or the SCE statement has been reflected by Wall Street Journal, Amnesty International, Iran’s Amirkabir university student news website, Radio Farda, Radio Iran KRSI, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Iran Human Rights and others. We expect more reaction in the coming days. No new information has been received about Mr. Mostafaei’s condition and whereabout.)

Stop Child Executions regretfully confirms the arrest of the Human and Child Rights Attorney Mohammad Mostafaei by the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Mr. Mostafaei who represents more than 25 Iranian juveniles facing execution has been imprisoned since Thursday June 25, 2009 .

Mr. Mostafaei has always been acting within the laws of the Islamic Republic representing clients or addressing violations of laws by the Islamic Republic of Iran and there are no legal grounds for his arrest. Mr. Mostafaei maintains a blog at http://mohegh.blogfa.com/.

SCE is extremely concerned about the status and well being of Attorney Mostafaei as well as the juveniles that he is supposed to be representing. Stop Child Execution is looking in to filling a legal complain with the United Nations about the illegal arrest of Mr. Mostafaei as well as contacting other authorities.

We urge that you contact the officials of the Islamic Republic and demand an immediate release of Mohammad Mostafaei. We also ask that readers, human rights activists and organizations to spread the news and also ask the government authorities of different countries and United Nations to also ask for release of Mr. Mostafaei.

Please send your requests to:

Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
c/o Director, Judiciary Public Relations and Information Office
Ardeshir Sadiq
Judiciary Public Relations and Information Office
No. 57, Pasteur St., corner of Khosh Zaban Avenue
Tehran, Iran
Email:                        info@dadiran.ir  (In the subject line write: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)
Salutation:                Your Excellency
Judiciary spokesperson
Alireza Jamshidi
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh / Office of the Head of the Judiciary
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhuri
Tehran 1316814737, Iran
Email:                      info@a-jamshidi.ir
Salutation:                Dear Sir
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street – End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:                        info_leader@leader.ir
via website: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter (English)
http://www.leader.ir/langs/fa/index.php?p=letter (Persian)
Salutation:                                Your Excellency       
Director, Human Rights Headquarters of Iran
Mohammad Javad Larijani
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh / Office of the Head of the Judiciary
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhuri
Tehran 1316814737, Iran
Fax:                           +98 21 3390 4986 (please keep trying)
Email:                      info@dadgostary-tehran.ir (In the subject line write: FAO Javad Larijani)
Salutation:              Dear Mr Larijani
and to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country.

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