URGENT: Young Iranian Woman, Delara Darabi, Executed on May 1st, 2009. May She Rest in Peace.
Hello to all:
I just received word from the international human rights campaign, Stop Child Executions , that Delara Darabi, a young artist who has been in Rasht prison for the last five years in Iran, is at great risk of imminent execution.
A few days ago, she was told by prison authorities to prepare herself as she would be executed any day. Her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, is convinced that if she were to be given a new trial whereby they could re-enact the scene of the crime, it would be easily proven that Delara is innocent of the alleged murder she was convicted of. Khoramshahi has said many times that he has new evidence including the crime being committed by a right handed person whereas Delara is left-handed.
Many attempts have been made by human rights groups and celebrities to try and get a pardon from the victim's family; however, they have said that they want her execution to be carried out.
Stop Child Executions has been documenting Delara's case for several years and informing members of parliament worldwide, human rights group, the United Nations and the general public about her condition.
In 2007, Stop Child Executions produced a ten minute documentary about Delara that may be viewed here: http://www.stopchildexecutions.com/Delara.aspx
For more information on Delara Darabi and back story, please visit: http://scenews.blog.com/Delara%20Darabi/
Please send your urgent action by phoning or faxing the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations:
Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative
622 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 687-2020 / Fax: (212) 867-7086
And writing to the Head of Judiciary in Iran:
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh / Office of the Head of the Judiciary
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri,
Islamic Republic of Iran
Phone: [00 98 21] 391 1109
Fax: [00 98 21] 390 4986
Salutation: Your Excellency
Your support in this case is much needed!!!