April 24, 2017

Urgent Action: Man Arrested At 15 Faces Imminent Execution (Iran: UA 94.17)


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Peyman Barandah, who was 15 years old at the time of his arrest, is due to be executed on 10 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, Fars Province, Iran. He was sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial which violated principles of juvenile justice. He was detained in prolonged solitary confinement during which he said he was repeatedly beaten.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Halt any plans to execute Peyman Barandah and ensure that his conviction is quashed and he is granted a fair retrial in accordance with the principles of juvenile justice and without resort to the death penalty;
  • Ensure his allegations of torture are investigated and those responsible are brought to justice in a fair trial;
  • Amend Article 91 of the 2013 Islamic Penal Code to completely abolish the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by people below the age of 18, in line with Iran’s human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Immediately establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
Contact below official by 5 June, 2017:
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, Deadend of 1 Azizi
Above Pasteur Intersection
Vali Asr Street, Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION 
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 94.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.
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