death penalty news----Urgent Action: Man Arrested At 15 Faces Imminent Execution (Iran: UA 94.17)
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Rick Halperin
2017-04-24 18:10:22 UTC

Urgent Action


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.

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
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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
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