May 5, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Iranian Arrested At 15 Risks Imminent Execution (Iran: 94.17)


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Peyman Barandah is at imminent risk of execution on 10 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, Fars Province, Iran. He was 15 years old at the time of his arrest, and was sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial.

 

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 retrial in accordance with international fair trial standards and the principles of juvenile justice and without resort to the death penalty;
  • Ensure his allegations of torture are investigated and those responsible brought to justice in a fair trial;
  • Amend Article 91 of the 2013 Islamic Penal Code to abolish the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by people under 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 these two officials by 16 June, 2017:
 
Head of 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 
 
Office of the Supreme Leader
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 867-7086  I  Phone: (212) 687-2020  
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
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.