Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Nazanin's death sentence overturned - for now

"The International Committee Against Execution has confirmed the report in the Iranian Newspaper "Hamshari" - Nazanin's execution has been commuted by Ayatollah Shahroudi (the Head of Judiciary).

A retrial has been announced and Nazanin's case will be sent to a lower court for further investigation.

However, the Save Nazanin campaign is far from over yet. Nazanin is a victim of attempted rape, and should not be further punished.

There is also a chance that Nazanin may be sentenced to death once again by the courts as seen in past cases.

We do not want this 18 year old girl's life to end up like Kobra Rahmanpour. Rahmanpour is an 19 year old girl who killed someone out of self defence and had her execution stayed several times before she was set free.

She was even at the execution site where they announced that "they did not have enough rope".

She ended wasting 7 years of her young life in jail.

In her first trial, Nazanin had a state appointed lawyer as her family was too poor to hire a personal lawyer. Measures are now being taken to hire a lawyer with experience in these cases. But, for now, the important thing now is that Nazanin will not be executed in the near future"

Im not sure if any of the international pressure was indirectly resposnible for this but id like to think it was. If you havent signed that petition please do so anyway. Click on the Save Nazanin link right -

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, 06 June, 2006, Anonymous Enid said...

I am sure it was international pressure that has caused this delay. I am also convinced the majority of the civilised world is not ready for another picture of a young girl, dressed in black hanging from a crane...it is gross. We await with deep concern the fate of this young woman.

 

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