death penalty of the children in Iran
is in a process of abolishing the death penalty, which used to
be a planned crime committed by the states; this verdict has
been handed down by the movement of human emancipation and
pro-nullification of capital punishment. The world and human
morals have forbidden aggressive punishment of children under
18, and their execution for many years. This decree has been
legislated, as an international law, by the conscience of
billions of people all over the world and it has been imposed to
even the right wing and conservative governments to put into
Islamic Republic of Iran, still brutally tortures the children,
cruelly punishes and sentences them to death. In Iran, the
capital punishment, and other Islamic punishments including
retaliation, stoning, and whipping are legally enforced against
children too; the Islamic regime, not only has enrolled and
deployed thousands of the children solders to the Iran – Iraq
war fronts and mine fields, but it has also been detaining,
torturing and executing thousands of children for defying the
religious rules for two decades.
over 9-year-old, and males over 15-year-old, according to the
Islamic penal codes, are religiously adults, thus the Islamic
punishments apply to them. There is no law, in Iran, to protect
the children and their lives, from the state violation. Islamic
veil (Hejab), execution, torturing, retaliation and stoning in
Iran are legal punishments for children too and tens of
thousands of children and youths have been victims of the
Islamic regime’s barbarism.
to a November 1999 report from Amnesty International, Iran is
one of the six countries, which has executed children in 1999.
Obviously, because of dictatorship and censorship in Iran, only
a few reports and news about the regime’s cruelty are published
and the Islamic regime’s violation against children is much more
than what is publicly published.
recent death penalty is one that issued for a student who was
arrested in the students uprising during the summer of 1999,
and the Islamic regime has disclosed this only to frighten the
public of being suppressed. In the beginning of year 2000, the
Islamic Republic sentenced Morteza Amini Moghadam, who is
under 18 year-old, to death and the authorities have confirmed
protest this barbaric attack to the basic human rights in Iran.
The Islamic regime must be stopped from attacking, physically
and ideologically, the life and health of the children under 18.
To stop this barbarism in Iran, please send your letter of
protest and join our campaign to save the lives of Morteza
Amini Moghadam, and the arrested students who have been
sentenced to death. Please send your letter of protest to the
office of the Iranian President and a copy to our address.
The address of the President of Iran:
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue