01/19/2018

Urgent Action: Teen Arrested At 14 Still At Risk Of Execution (Iran: UA 10.18)


Iranian teenager Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi remains at risk of execution after his execution scheduled for 17 January was postponed. He was 14 years old at the time of the crime of which he was convicted. Since 2014, he has been subjected to the anguish of being transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution four times.

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Iranian teenager Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi remains at risk of execution after his execution scheduled for 17 January was postponed. He was 14 years old at the time of the crime of which he was convicted. Since 2014, he has been subjected to the anguish of being transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution four times.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Cancel any plans to execute Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi and ensure that his death sentence is commuted without delay;
  • Immediately establish an official moratorium on executions of all juvenile offenders and commute their death sentences without delay;
  • Amend Article 91 of the 2013 Islamic Penal Code to completely abolish the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by individuals 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.

Contact these two officials by 2 March, 2018:

Deputy Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights
Kazem Gharib Abadi
Esfandiar Boulevard
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Salutation: Dear Excellency

H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo
Permanent Representative of the Islamic
Republic of Iran to the United Nations
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 687-2020 I Fax: (212) 867-7086
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Excellency

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