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Cheryl
- 2625 days ago - youtube.com
Hanging of a 16 old girl, the Irianian Judicial System marked as 22, and more on the Irianian Government and who is in charge. Please sign all petitions, and do emails, faxes for those in IRAN, AND GET THIS OUT TO THE MAIN MEIDA IN NORTH AMERICA PLEASE.



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Past Member (0)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 7:11 am
meydaan.com
honourkillings.com
under shariah law women are treated like this
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 7:13 am
ACTIONS TO TAKE AND FORWARD PLEASE FOR DELARA: http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/416109

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ACTIONS TO TAKE AND FORWARD PLS FOR REZA, REZA'S PETITIONS SIG;S ARE VERY LOW IN COMPARISON:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/418361

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http://savedelara.com/RezaA.html

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STOP STONING FOREVER CAMPAIGN:

http://www.meydaan.org/stoning/
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 7:18 am
HERE IS THE ARTICLE THAT CAME OUT AFTER:Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2006, 19:01 GMT 20:01 UK
Execution of a teenage girl
A television documentary team has pieced together details surrounding the case of a 16-year-old girl, executed two years ago in Iran. Atefah Sahaaleh: wrongly described as being 22 years old

On 15 August, 2004, Atefah Sahaaleh was hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed for "crimes against chastity". The state-run newspaper accused her of adultery and described her as 22 years old.

But she was not married - and she was just 16.

Sharia Law

In terms of the number of people executed by the state in 2004, Iran is estimated to be second only to China.

In the year of Atefah's death, at least 159 people were executed in accordance with the Islamic law of the country, based on the Sharia code.

Since the revolution, Sharia law has been Iran's highest legal authority.

Alongside murder and drug smuggling, sex outside marriage is also a capital crime.

As a signatory of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, Iran has promised not to execute anyone under the age of 18.

But the clerical courts do not answer to parliament. They abide by their religious supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, making it virtually impossible for human rights campaigners to call them to account.

Code of behaviour

At the time of Atefah's execution in Neka, journalist Asieh Amini heard rumours the girl was just 16 years old and so began to ask questions.


To teach others a lesson, Atefah's execution was held in public

"When I met with the family," says Asieh, "they showed me a copy of her birth certificate, and a copy of her death certificate. Both of them show she was born in 1988. This gave me legitimate grounds to investigate the case."

So why was such a young girl executed? And how could she have been accused of adultery when she was not even married?

Disturbed by the death of her mother when she was only four or five years old, and her distraught father's subsequent drug addiction, Atefah had a difficult childhood.

She was also left to care for her elderly grandparents, but they are said to have shown her no affection.

In a town like Neka, heavily under the control of religious authorities, Atefah - often seen wandering around on her own - was conspicuous.

It was just a matter of time before she came to the attention of the "moral police", a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, whose job it is to enforce the Islamic code of behaviour on Iran's streets.

Secret relationship

Being stopped or arrested by the moral police is a fact of life for many Iranian teenagers.

Previously arrested for attending a party and being alone in a car with a boy, Atefah received her first sentence for "crimes against chastity" when she was just 13.

Although the exact nature of the crime is unknown, she spent a short time in prison and received 100 lashes.

Atefah was soon caught in a downward spiral of arrest and abuse


When she returned to her home town, she told those close to her that lashes were not the only things she had to endure in prison. She described abuse by the moral police guards.

Soon after her release, Atefah became involved in an abusive relationship with a man three times her age.

Former revolutionary guard, 51-year-old Ali Darabi - a married man with children - raped her several times.

She kept the relationship a secret from both her family and the authorities.

Atefah was soon caught in a downward spiral of arrest and abuse.

Local petition

Circumstances surrounding Atefah's fourth and final arrest were unusual.

The moral police said the locals had submitted a petition, describing her as a "source of immorality" and a "terrible influence on local schoolgirls".

But there were no signatures on the petition - only those of the arresting guards.

Men's word is accepted much more clearly and much more easily than women

Mohammad Hoshi,
Iranian lawyer and exile

Three days after her arrest, Atefah was in a court and tried under Sharia law.

The judge was the powerful Haji Rezai, head of the judiciary in Neka.

No court transcript is available from Atefah's trial, but it is known that for the first time, Atefah confessed to the secret of her sexual abuse by Ali Darabi.

However, the age of sexual consent for girls under Sharia law - within the confines of marriage - is nine, and furthermore, rape is very hard to prove in an Iranian court.

"Men's word is accepted much more clearly and much more easily than women," according to Iranian lawyer and exile Mohammad Hoshi.

"They can say: 'You know she encouraged me' or 'She didn't wear proper dress'."

Court of appeal


She was my love, my heart... I did everything for her, everything I could

Atefah's father

When Atefah realised her case was hopeless, she shouted back at the judge and threw off her veil in protest.

It was a fatal outburst.

She was sentenced to execution by hanging, while Darabi got just 95 lashes.

Shortly before the execution, but unbeknown to her family, documents that went to the Supreme Court of Appeal described Atefah as 22.

"Neither the judge nor even Atefah's court appointed lawyer did anything to find out her true age," says her father.

And a witness claims: "The judge just looked at her body, because of the developed physique... and declared her as 22."

Judge Haji Rezai took Atefah's documents to the Supreme Court himself.

And at six o'clock on the morning of her execution he put the noose around her neck, before she was hoisted on a crane to her death.

Pain and death

During the making of the documentary about Atefah's death the production team telephoned Judge Haji Rezai to ask him about the case, but he refused to comment.

The human rights organisation Amnesty International says it is concerned that executions are becoming more common again under President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad, who advocates a return to the pure values of the revolution.

The judiciary have never admitted there was any mishandling of Atefah's case.

For Atefah's father the pain of her death remains raw. "She was my love, my heart... I did everything for her, everything I could," he says.

He did not get the chance to say goodbye.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/5217424.stm
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 7:19 am
ACTIONS TO TAKE AND FORWARD PLEASE FOR DELARA: http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/416109

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ACTIONS TO TAKE AND FORWARD PLS FOR REZA, REZA'S PETITIONS SIG;S ARE VERY LOW IN COMPARISON:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/418361

__________________________________________________________________________

http://savedelara.com/RezaA.html

__________________________________________________________________________

STOP STONING FOREVER CAMPAIGN:

http://www.meydaan.org/stoning/
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 7:23 am
this is truly a hearbreaking story and video. noted, and passed on....
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 9:41 am
thank you so much, pls forward the actions to take as well with the links to them, that is what is going to save lives, as well as more exposure. There isn't much time.;
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 12:45 pm
Thank you Sunshine.

To prevent the execution of Delara and Reza visit savedelara.com for updates and actions.

We have one month.

Spirit Warrior
 

Blacktiger P. (247)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 2:16 pm
May the Mother of Mohammad Hold her close, and may Mohammad strike down the offenders of His Laws. I f you consider my comment wrong you have my permission to delete it.
 

David Cromie (6)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 3:15 pm
These people are not just corrupt, they are evil personified!!
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 5:22 pm
PLEASE SEE &NOTE/TAKE ACTIONS, CALL YOUR IRIANIAN EMBASSIES ASAP: Please note this urgent update re: the execution by stoning of a young couple who have served 11 years in prison. Now the man has been executed. The woman will die any day. Please protest this barbarity and demand a permanent stay of her execution. Our last protest bought them time, but now we need to fight for the one who remains.

Spirit Warrior

http://www.care2.com/news/member/832473060/419056

Despite the assurances of Iranian officials that a scheduled stoning of a couple in Takistan, Iran would not take place, the brutal execution was carried out yesterday with respect to the male condemned in the case.

Jafar Kiani was stoned in Aghche-kand, a small village near Takistan, Ghazvin, on Thursday July 5th. His partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, could have a similar fate if we do not act now!


Jafar Kiani and his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, have been in prison for more than 11 years for an adulterous relationship and having two children. The couple's children live in prison with their mother. The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign broke the news of their case on June 19 as they were scheduled to be stoned together on Thursday, June 21, 2007. After the news was spread, the Iranian judiciary officials were faced with a strong wave of national and international opposition and announced that the order of stoning would be stayed.


The people of Takistan and their parliamentary representative, Rajab Rahmani, were opposed to the execution of the sentence in Takistan which led to its carrying out in Aghche-kand.


The judge who issued the stoning sentence, Mr. Eslahi, believed that the couple's marriage had not been legitimate based on his own "knowledge" of the case. The stoning sentences were similarly issued.


According to the Iranian law, the judge who has issued the sentence would have to be present in person to throw the first stone. Some unofficial sources have reported that only a few of the villagers participated in the stoning and the sentence was mostly carried out by the officials and the related service men.


The judiciary officials have so far neither confirmed nor denied the stoning of Jafar Kiani. Silence seems to be the current policy of some judiciary officials, including Hassan Ghasemi, the Head of Judiciary Office in Ghazvin, who has told the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign activists to contact Alireza Jamshidi, the official Iranian judiciary spokesman, for answers to their questions.


The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign is asking all citizens of the world to raise their opposition to stoning and try to save the life of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi from stoning. Please contact the Iranian officials in Tehran and Takistan, Gahzvin and/or Iranian embassy in other countries (please see the contact information below).

Please note that possible corrections to the offices' phone numbers in Iran will be posted on the campaign website: www.stopstoning.org.

Takistan Judiciary Office

Tel:

+98 282 36816

Ghazvin Judiciary Office

This office is open from 7:15 am to 2:15 pm Tehran time.

Tel:

+98 281 2229864
+98 281 2229865
You can also contact the following offices in Iran:

The Supreme Leader: Ayatollah Khamenei


Tel:

+98 21 64412020

The Head of Judiciary: Ayatollah Shahroudi

Tel:

+98-21 22741002
+98-21 22741003
+98-21 22741004
+98-21 22741005
The President: Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Tel:

+98 21 88825071

+98 21 8882507 2

+98 21 8882507 3

+98 21 8882507 4

+98 21 8882507 5

If you have difficulty contacting the officials inside Iran, please contact the Iranian officials in your country of residence for some of whom the telephone and fax numbers are listed below.

United States: Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington, D.C.

Tel:

(202)...
(202)...
(202)...
(202)...
(202)...
(202)...


Fax:

(202) 965-1073
(202) 965-4990



Canada: Embassy of Iran in Ottawa



Tel:

This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it 613 2354726

613 2325712



United Kingdom: Embassy of Iran in London

Tel:

02072253000



Fax:

02075894440



Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in Switzerland, Geneva


Tel:

(41-22)332 21 00-21



Fax:

(41-22)733 02 03



United Arab Emirates: Embassy of Iran in Abu Dhabi

Tel:

+9712-4447618


Fax:

+9712-4448714



Denmark: Embassy of Iran in Copenhagen

Tel:

39160003


Fax:

39160075



Norway: Embassy of Iran in Oslo



Tel:

(+47) 23...

Fax:

(+47) 22 55 49 19





Russia: Embassy of Iran in Moscow


Tel:

9178655, 9179679, 9175219, 9177282, 9170039, 9172442, 9178959

Fax:

2302897 , 9179683




Finland, Embassy of Iran



Tel:

+358-9-6869 240


Fax:

+358-9-6869 2410



South Africa, Embassy of Iran


Tel:

+27 (012) 342 58 80 / 1


Fax:

+27 (012) 342 18 78


Germany, Embassy of Iran in Frankfurt


Tel:

+49 (0) 69 56 000 739 740

Fax:

+49 (0) 69 56 000 728

India, Embassy of Iran in New Delhi


Tel:

+91-11-23329600/ 01/ 02



Fax:

+91-11-23325493








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Say NO to the Execution of Women and Children! www.SaveDelara.com

 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 5:25 pm
URGENT APPEAL HERE, 1 OF THE COUPLE IMPRISIONED FOR 11 YEARS FOR HAVING A CHILD, WAS STONED TO DEATH YESTERDAY AFTER ASSURANCES FROM THE IRANIAN GOVERMENT THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN. THE WOMEN HAS HOURS, A DAY OR MORE AT BEST FROM THE SAME FATE, OUR ACTIONS, CALLS, FAXES BOUGHT TIME BEFORE, CONTACT INFO ABOVE, PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW, IMMEDIATE BY CALLING/FAXING YOUR IRANIAN EMBASSY ASAP . PLEASE
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 6:05 pm
URGENT APPEAL HERE, 1 OF THE COUPLE IMPRISIONED FOR 11 YEARS FOR HAVING A CHILD, WAS STONED TO DEATH YESTERDAY AFTER ASSURANCES FROM THE IRANIAN GOVERMENT THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN. THE WOMEN HAS HOURS, A DAY OR MORE AT BEST FROM THE SAME FATE, OUR ACTIONS, CALLS, FAXES BOUGHT TIME BEFORE, CONTACT INFO ABOVE, PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW, IMMEDIATE BY CALLING/FAXING YOUR IRANIAN EMBASSY ASAP . PLEASE
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 6:42 pm
http://www.care2.com/news/member/812748315/403163

Above is the original news submission requesting our support to stop the stoning of this couple.
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http://www.care2.com/news/member/832473060/419056
Today's news has confirmed that the man has been executed on July 5.

We are awaitng official confirmation re: the status of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi as it is possible she has also been executed.

We want that confirmed.

Please visit the news item and read the actions required.

If she is alive, her execution must be officially stayed.

***We are also asking for amnesty for the eleven year old child of this union. This child will also be executed if we cannot reach the judiciary with sufficient protest in time.

Spirit Warrior


 

Linda D. (41)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 8:17 pm
Iran is such a backward and evil country. From this story, the picture forms of moral police who are hypocrits who look for young women, even girls, to brutalize and rape in prison. Too bad her father could not have been more supportive, but I guess he had his problems with drugs, and her grandparents, whom she took care of, never gave her any affection. She was just their servant. Her mother had died. She was the perfect target for the immoral moral police. Raped in prison, raped even after she was released by former revolutionary guard, 51-year-old Ali Darabi - a married man with children. I wonder if Judge Haji Rezai was part of the forced prostitution of young girls and women. He submitted papers saying she was 22 and married and guilty of adultery, when he knew she was only 16 and never married, and a victim of the system and Darabi. He got 95 lashes, probably with a wet noodle. Maybe she was also a victim of Rezai, and he wanted to silence her. These dispicable men without honor rape and murder women for the thrill it gives them. After the media revealed her true age, the body mysteriously disappeared as if she never even lived. Sharia law as practiced by Iran's legal system is a shameful law and should be abolished. Women don't have a chance at normal lives until sharia law is just a bad memory. When it came to supposed moral sin, Jesus said that let he that is without sin cast the first stone. Is there any one without sin?
 

Michael Cline (23)
Sunday July 8, 2007, 8:38 pm
already signed and now noted and passed on
there are no words for actions like this...my prayers are with them
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday July 9, 2007, 4:50 am
THANK YOU LINDA FOR PARPRASING THE ARTICLE ABOVE, NOTE NOTING IT, AND I HOPE YOU TOOK SOME ACTION, THANK U MICHAEL. I AM UP EARLIER, WAITING FOR 8:30 AM MY TIME, TO MAKE A CALL TO MY IRIAINIAN EMBASSY, IT WAS TOO LATE LAST NIGHT, AND SEE IF I CAN GET A FAX TO GO OVERSEA'S, IT HASN'T BEEN SET UP TO DO SO, I ALSO DON'T KNOW FARSI. THE MORE NOTE' ITS THE MORE HIGH RANKING IT IS WHEN IT IS DELIVERED TO THE SUBSCRIBERS, WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO GET WHAT IS HAPPENING IN IRAN OUT TO THE NORTH AMERICAN MEDIA WHO HAVE REFUSED SO FAR TO ADDRESS IT AND THEY HAVE TO DO SO NOT IN A WAY TO ESCULATE WAR!

SO THAT HIS THE POINT HERE, TO MAKES AS MANY CALLS, FAXES, EMAILS (IF AVALABLE) TO YOUR IRANIAN GOVERNMENT, SIGNING THE PETITION IS WONDERFUL and PASSING IT ON. THANK YOU, HOWEVER, THAT IS GOING TO HELP SAVE LIVES IN THE FUTURE, NOT THESE. THE MAN HAS ALREADY BEEN STONED WHEN THEY SIAD THEY WOULDN'T NOT 9we bought him a couple of weeks, they said they would not stone him, we found out throu his lawyer after translated from farsi, that it was a SUSPENSION ONLY) , WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR IF HIS LOVE IS STILL ALIVE AS WELL, THEY WILL STILL STONE OR KILL THEIR CHILD WITH THE MOTHER, OR AFTER, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE STRIVING NOT TO HAPPENING TODAY, KEEP AT IT, AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AND PLEASE FORWARD THE LINK TO THIS PAGE AS WELL, SO PEOPLE HAVE REFERENCEE FOR URGENT RESPONSE CONTACTS. (OR C/P IT) KEEP SIGNING, CALLING FAXING, ABOUT THEM , REZA, DELELARA, AND THE THOUSANDS WE DON';T EVEN KNOW THERE NAMES. MANY CHILDREN,

LET'S STAY FOCUSED PLEASE, INFO AT THE TOP AND SPIRIT WARRIOR CAN GET UPDATES FROM LILLY, I COULD TOO IF UP TO, MAY ASK IN ABIT. HAVE TO KEEP AT IT. THANK YOU

SUNSHINE
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday July 9, 2007, 4:52 am
CORRECTION: TO YOUR IRANIAN EMBASSIES
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday July 9, 2007, 5:05 am
CAN YOU NOTE THIS AS WELL, THE UPDATES ARE BEING POSTED THERE BY SPIRIT WARRIOR, AS WELL AS CONTACT INFORMATION, THANK YOU.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/832473060/419056
 

Linda D. (41)
Monday July 9, 2007, 7:33 am
I haven't seen any mention of Amnesty International, or efforts by any other countries to intervene. My opinion is that to Iran this is an internal matter and world opinion does not matter to them, especially the opinion of infidels. If a million people called or faxed them, it would make no difference. The judges are above the law, and the zealots think they are keeping their people pure.

Sunshine, are you sure they want to stone the mother and her child, as well as her husband? Iran is such a scary country and the brutality is something out of a nightmare.

There is only a fax number listed in Washington, D.C., which I am sure is monitored by Homeland Security. When you fax someone, you have to reveal your full name and address and phone number. I would be willing to sign a petition, and have done so in the past. Actually, do you really think any faxes or phone calls are relayed to Iran? I don't think they even keep a record. Iran is another world and a completely different culture. The only thing that will help them is prayer.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday July 9, 2007, 9:45 am
Lilly and others are working directly with Amnesty Int. that is what they do, they also work throu other means to help the individuals more directly, I reposted an AMENSTY ARTICLE MYSELF - Front Page re Iran & hanging children, the first 1 care2 deleted for some strange reason, I had to resubmit it throu another link.. Then write a letter or make a phone call, heck call ours in canada, I am just trying to get a fax ready myself but want to heed any warning from Lilly and wanted to check SW blogs and Lilly's site which I just did. They have been doing this for years. And if everyone is going to be scared of your homeland security, our Harper, our corrupt governments and others, then stay in silence and fear and let them have more power. Adn Iran was not always like this, this is from a few the rule at the top.
Despite the assurances of Iranian officials that a scheduled stoning of a couple in Takistan, Iran would not take place, the brutal execution was carried out yesterday with respect to the male condemned in the case.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Jafar Kiani was stoned in Aghche-kand, a small village near Takistan, Ghazvin, on Thursday July 5th. His partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, could have a similar fate if we do not act now!



Jafar Kiani and his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, have been in prison for more than 11 years for an adulterous relationship and having two children. The couple's children live in prison with their mother. The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign broke the news of their case on June 19 as they were scheduled to be stoned together on Thursday, June 21, 2007. After the news was spread, the Iranian judiciary officials were faced with a strong wave of national and international opposition and announced that the order of stoning would be stayed.



The people of Takistan and their parliamentary representative, Rajab Rahmani, were opposed to the execution of the sentence in Takistan which led to its carrying out in Aghche-kand.



The judge who issued the stoning sentence, Mr. Eslahi, believed that the couple's marriage had not been legitimate based on his own "knowledge" of the case. The stoning sentences were similarly issued.



According to the Iranian law, the judge who has issued the sentence would have to be present in person to throw the first stone. Some unofficial sources have reported that only a few of the villagers participated in the stoning and the sentence was mostly carried out by the officials and the related service men.



The judiciary officials have so far neither confirmed nor denied the stoning of Jafar Kiani. Silence seems to be the current policy of some judiciary officials, including Hassan Ghasemi, the Head of Judiciary Office in Ghazvin, who has told the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign activists to contact Alireza Jamshidi, the official Iranian judiciary spokesman, for answers to their questions.



The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign is asking all citizens of the world to raise their opposition to stoning and try to save the life of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi from stoning. Please contact the Iranian officials in Tehran and Takistan, Gahzvin and/or Iranian embassy in other countries (please see the contact information below).

Please note that possible corrections to the offices' phone numbers in Iran will be posted on the campaign website: www.stopstoning.org.

Takistan Judiciary Office

Tel:

+98 282 36816

Ghazvin Judiciary Office

This office is open from 7:15 am to 2:15 pm Tehran time.

Tel:

+98 281 2229864

+98 281 2229865

You can also contact the following offices in Iran:

The Supreme Leader: Ayatollah Khamenei



Tel:

+98 21 64412020

The Head of Judiciary: Ayatollah Shahroudi

Tel:

+98-21 22741002

+98-21 22741003

+98-21 22741004

+98-21 22741005

The President: Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Tel:

+98 21 88825071

+98 21 8882507 2

+98 21 8882507 3

+98 21 8882507 4

+98 21 8882507 5

If you have difficulty contacting the officials inside Iran, please contact the Iranian officials in your country of residence for some of whom the telephone and fax numbers are listed below.

United States: Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington, D.C.

Tel:

(202) 965-4990
(202) 965-4991
(202) 965-4992
(202) 965-4993
(202) 965-4994
(202) 965-4999



Fax:

(202) 965-1073
(202) 965-4990



Canada: Embassy of Iran in Ottawa



Tel:

This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it 613 2354726

613 2325712



United Kingdom: Embassy of Iran in London

Tel:

02072253000



Fax:

02075894440



Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in Switzerland, Geneva



Tel:

(41-22)332 21 00-21



Fax:

(41-22)733 02 03



United Arab Emirates: Embassy of Iran in Abu Dhabi

Tel:

+9712-4447618



Fax:

+9712-4448714



Denmark: Embassy of Iran in Copenhagen

Tel:

39160003



Fax:

39160075



Norway: Embassy of Iran in Oslo



Tel:

(+47) 23 27 29 60


Fax:

(+47) 22 55 49 19





Russia: Embassy of Iran in Moscow



Tel:

9178655, 9179679, 9175219, 9177282, 9170039, 9172442, 9178959

Fax:

2302897 , 9179683




Finland, Embassy of Iran



Tel:

+358-9-6869 240



Fax:

+358-9-6869 2410



South Africa, Embassy of Iran



Tel:

+27 (012) 342 58 80 / 1



Fax:

+27 (012) 342 18 78



Germany, Embassy of Iran in Frankfurt


Tel:

+49 (0) 69 56 000 739 740


Fax:

+49 (0) 69 56 000 728

India, Embassy of Iran in New Delhi



Tel:

+91-11-23329600/ 01/ 02



Fax:

+91-11-23325493









Say NO to the Execution of Women and Children! www.SaveDelara.com


if you have any questions their legal team can answer them at info@savedelara.com

http://www.care2.com/news/member/832473060/419056
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday July 9, 2007, 9:54 am
Linda I am NOT here to debate with you and Iran is not anothe world it is our world. Now if u feel comfortable taking action, all calls and faxes HERE, HAVE TO BE RECORDED BY THE EMBASSY. We got them a suspension last time. AND WE INTEND TO CONTINUE EVEN THROU THE WORSE, AT OUR OUTRAGE THAT THEY ARE DOING THIS AND IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THEREFOR IN VILOATION. Write the UN to if you want to, tell them to pull their socks up
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Monday July 9, 2007, 10:00 am
FOR DIRECT EMAILS LINKS TITLES, ETC. GO TO SW'S BLOGS HERE

http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/sharebook/832473060
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2007, 1:42 pm
Linda D. (32) Sunday July 8, 2007, 8:17 pm
"Iran is such a backward and evil country."
___________________________________________________________
Linda, we do not understand what your agenda is. You have made the most unusual comments on threads related to Delara and Reza and it really makes me wonder what you hope to achieve.

All I can say is that your comments are ill informed and unhelpful as well as hateful.

I will take answers that have been given to you before and repost them here.
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http://www.care2.com/news/member/232448770/404145
Everyone can refer to this thread for more indepth answers to Linda D's questions, etc.
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I must tell you that what the government is doing is NOT representative of the majority of people in Iran.

I would say that less than 20% of Iranians share the views and beliefs of their leaders....in fact it is much the same as America in this.

They are highly educated people, sensitive, passionate, gentle, kind, caring, refined and many are not religions at all. Most who are are liberal in their beliefs.

So we must remember not to generalize or stereotype.

That would be a very serious mistake.

Indigo

http://www.care2.com/news/member/812748315/403163
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Regarding the involvement of Amnesty International: From Sunshine Ray

Wednesday July 4, 2007, 6:30 pm
Amnesty International Urges Iran to End Child Executions
WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iran's judicial and
political authorities should order an immediate moratorium to prevent
further executions of child offenders and amend the laws so no children who
commit crimes can be sentenced to death, Amnesty International urged today
in a new report, "Iran: The Last Executioner of Children." The organization
states that at least 71 child offenders are awaiting execution in Iran,
where more child offenders have been executed than in any other country
since 1990.
"It is absolutely shameful that Iran continues this hideous practice,"
sad Larry Cox, Amnesty International USA executive director. "The Iranian
government must end this immoral system. Executing those who commit crimes
while they're only children is not only against international standards, it
is absolutely repulsive and unconscionable."
Amnesty International lists the names of the 71 child offenders known
to be facing the death penalty, but notes that the total number may be much
higher as many death penalty cases in Iran are believed to go unreported.
Of the 24 child offenders recorded as having been executed since 1990, 11
were still under the age of 18 at the time of their execution while the
others were either kept on death row until they had reached 18 or were
convicted and sentenced after reaching that age.
"Though Iranian officials deny reports that they execute minors,
Amnesty International has recorded two executions this year," said Elise
Auerbach, Amnesty International USA Iran country specialist. "In April,
Mohammad Mousavi, aged 19, was executed for a crime committed when he was
16. Sa'id Qanbar Zahi was only 17 when he was hanged on May 27, 2007 at
Zahedan prison. Zahi was sentenced to death with six other members of
Iran's Baluchi minority two months earlier."
The execution of Atefeh Rajabi Sahaaleh, sentenced for "crimes against
chastity" and hanged at the age of 16 in August 2004, is one of seven cases
highlighted by the report. A day after her execution, a judiciary official
told a newspaper that she was 22-years-old. Rajabi's case highlights the
failure of the Iranian judicial system to protect children and provides
further evidence that some child offenders are executed in Iran even before
they reach the age of 18. The report also lists the cases of 17 other
people who were executed for crimes committed when they were under the age
of 18.
Although executions of child offenders are few compared to the total
number of executions in Iran, they highlight the government's disregard for
its commitments and obligations under international law, which prohibits in
all circumstances the use of the death penalty against child offenders.
Apart from Iran, the only countries in which executions of child offenders
have been recorded since 2003 are China, Sudan and Pakistan, though the
Chinese and Pakistani authorities insisted that those executed were aged 18
or over at the time of the crime. In each year the number of child
offenders executed in Iran exceeded the total number of all other
executions of child offenders.
Some members of the Iranian government and the judiciary are also
believed to favor at least reducing, if not abolishing, the death penalty
for child offenders, but progress is painfully slow. For example, a draft
law proposed by the judiciary in 2001 could pave the way for the abolition
of the death sentence for minors or at least result in a reduction in the
number of offenses for which child offenders could be sentenced to death,
but the draft law is still under consideration by the political and
judicial authorities.
Amid the horror of child executions and the wider problem of the death
penalty in Iran, there are some positive signs, particularly the emergence
of a growing movement favoring the abolition of the death penalty for child
offenders. This is being led by a courageous band of human rights defenders
and activists within Iran, and it has already achieved some notable
successes.
"Amnesty International applauds the brave Iranians who take enormous
risks to end one of the most horrendous systems practiced by any nation,"
said Cox.
For a copy of the new report, Iran: The Last Executioner of Children,
please contact the AIUSA press office at 202.544.0200 x 302.
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Monday July 9, 2007, 2:09 pm
And for more about Amnesty International 's involvement with all campaigns related to the children, visit this site created by Indigo Star Nation.

Although it has been damaged when Care 2 deleted her, the documents and related blogs still remain.

SAVE DELARA
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/SAVEDELARA

You can see what has been lost by going directly to savedelara.com

All cases and updates are posted there as well as petitions links and addresses for writing letters.

Lily Mazahery works in constant collaboration with the both the children's lawyers and Amnesty International. She often provides Amnesty with information they are unable to obtain as her contacts are direct and inside Iran. Both Lily's Human Rights Institute and Amnesty International refer to each other on all postings related to each campaign.
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Linda, as to these final comments:
"I haven't seen any mention of Amnesty International, or efforts by any other countries to intervene. My opinion is that to Iran this is an internal matter and world opinion does not matter to them, especially the opinion of infidels. If a million people called or faxed them, it would make no difference. The judges are above the law, and the zealots think they are keeping their people pure."

All that can be said is that human rights IS everyone's business and even the leaders of countries are NOT ABOVE INTERNATIONAL LAW.

Iran has signed the conventions on the Rights Of The Child. They are bound by law to abide by it.

Amnesty and all human rights advocates hold to this fact.

And it applies to every country in the world, without exception or prejudice.

As to the countries that have been most active in opposing the execution of the children, the list is here:

Britain, Norway, Sweden, Poland,( all of Europe really ) Iran, Jordan.

Activists the world over are protesting.

Governments and the media, especially in North America, are a problem.

That does not mean that we need to agree with them and be silent now does it ? ? ?

That is why we are here.

And we can never know what impact our efforts are having.

As stated earlier, it is our protests that have bought both Reza and Delara time.

Now if there can be a proper trial for them, innocence can be proven beyond all doubt and the children should be released.

A world protest achieved results with Nazanin. We have lost many more than we have saved, but with each case, there is more light that shines on these atrocities.

More light always leads to positive changes...eventually.

So we persist.

Spirit Warrior

 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2007, 3:34 pm
To simplify matters, please keep child executions on the related threads, such as this one and stonings and honor killings on their own relevant thread, which is NOT this one.

Each is unique and complex as are the campaigns related to them.

Any discussion of one can only confuse the discussion of the other.

This is especially true when there is little understanding of the culture or dynamics involved.

Natefah's death was a CHILD EXECUTION.

We must keep it in that context to understand it and the many problems advocates face when challenging these executions.

It also helps us write better letters as we see how the system works against both the accused and all advocacy efforts.

Everything that you do to protest, brings more exposure to the issue.

And as Delara and Reza are next to be executed, let us focus on their release.

Spirit Warrior
 

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Tuesday July 10, 2007, 11:08 pm
PEACE ACTION PETITION: NO WAR WITH IRAN !
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SIGN HERE:
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PETITION STATEMENT AND PREAMBLE:
No War with Iran!
President Bush is now regularly accusing Iran of supporting attacks on U.S. troops, without any evidence, - remember the WMD's in Iraq, anyone? - adding that "we will seek out and destroy" these networks. Bush has authorized U.S. forces to kill Iranian "operatives" in Iraq, and he is sending nuclear aircraft carriers and missile defense batteries to the Persian Gulf. The unthinkable - a wider war in the Middle East - is unfolding.
John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that any U.S. military move into Iran would be "catastrophically stupid" and "unleash a conflagration like we've never heard of before." We could not possibly agree more.

Resistance to a Bush planned military strike on Iran is growing in Congress, but it needs your help! Sign the petition to Congress below - No War with Iran! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said recently that she would introduce legislation to stop such a strike, so our demand is beginning to get through. But the pressure needs to be much, much stronger to stop a President who has apparently gone mad with war and his own power.

Please know that your email address is for internal purposes only; we will not send it to the petition recipients nor share it with any other organization for any purpose. Thanks also for forwarding this to your friends, colleagues and listserves. We need everyone who wants to bring peace to the Middle East and prevent a war with Iran to join the effort now!
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STATEMENT FOR ALL TO SIGN...FROM ALL COUNTRIES !

To: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
cc: Chairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Committee on International Relations


We, the undersigned, vehemently oppose any U.S. military action against Iran. Such military action would inevitably kill large numbers of innocent people, foster even more hatred and international condemnation of the U.S., and dramatically increase the instability of the region. Our own intelligence agencies have concluded the Iraq war has worsened the terrorist threat, and a war against Iran would add immeasurably more fuel to the fire.

Even if Iran decided to build a nuclear weapon, experts agree that it would take several years. There is no crisis, and our government should not create one with inflammatory rhetoric or military threats. The U.S. has both the time and obligation to work with the international community to fashion a diplomatic resolution to the situation, and the current refusal of U.S. officials to talk directly with Iranian officials cannot possibly help resolve the nuclear standoff, nor contribute to peace in Iraq and the Middle East.

Therefore, we urge you to take all steps necessary to reach a peaceful resolution to the current situation, including direct negotiations without pre-conditions. This is the only way to prevent yet another war, one that would be a calamity of truly global proportions.

PLEASE SIGN.

Spirit Warrior
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 5:41 am
NOTED!!!!!!!! OHHHH, M.G. (THIS IS JUST PLAIN EVIL)
 
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