March 2, 2016
Iran: Commute Amir Amrollahi’s Death Sentence ( UA 15/08)
Iranian juvenile offender Amir Amrollahi has been sentenced to death for the second time, after a retrial and following a decade in prison.
Iranian juvenile offender Amir Amrollahi has been sentenced to death for the second time, after a retrial and following a decade in prison. The court rejected the conclusion of an official forensic report which had said he had not attained “mental growth and maturity” at the time of the crime, in November 2005, when he was 16 years old.
1) Please write immediately in English, Persian or your own language:
- Urging the Iranian authorities not to execute Amir Amrollahi and commute his death sentence, without delay;
- Urging them not to execute any person who was below the age of 18 at the time of a crime;
- Urging them to take legislative measures to completely abolish, without any discretion for the courts or other exceptions, the death penalty for crimes committed by people below the age of 18, in line with Iran’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!