February 6, 2015

Iran: Protect Saman Naseem (UA 234/14)

Juvenile offender Saman Naseem is believed to have been put under renewed pressure to do a video interview and threatened with “consequences”, including execution, if he fails to comply. 
1) Please write immediately in English, Persian, Arabic, French, Spanish or your own language:
  • Urging the Iranian authorities to ensure that Saman Naseem’s retrial adheres strictly to international law and standards on juvenile justice, without recourse to the death penalty; 
  • Reminding them that Iran has ratified both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which strictly prohibit the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by people below 18 years of age;
  • Urging them to ensure that he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, including coercion to be interviewed on video, investigate his enforced disappearance and the allegation that he was subjected to torture or other ill-treatment, and ensure that “confessions” obtained under torture and other ill-treatment are not used as evidence in court. 
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!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 234/14” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.