Den unge Muhammad Reza Haddadi skal henrettes i morgen. DU kan sende nedenstående mail til:
Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter og
Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani http://www.dadiran.ir/tabid/75/Default.aspx (første boks: fornavn, andre boks: etternavn, tredje boks: e-postadresse)
I am addressing you today regarding the case of Mohammad Reza Haddadi who is imprisoned in the Adelabad penitentiary in Shiraz.
Mohammad Reza Haddadi was sentenced to death by a court in Kazeroun on January 6th, 2004, for a murder committed at the age of 15, even though he withdrew his confession during the trial and even though the co-defendants had exonerated him.
I hereby ask you to invalidate the death sentence against Mohammad Reza Haddadi because he was under age at the time of the crime and because he is said to have only confessed the murder because his family was promised financial aid.
In addition, there are significant doubts as to his guilt because he has withdrawn his confession and because the co-defendants have withdrawn their incriminating statements against him during the trial.
In the above claim, I am referring to the obligation of the Iranian authorities in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights according to which death sentence is not to be imposed for crimes committed by persons under the age of 18 years. A similar demand is also included in the recommendation of the Committee of the United Nations for Children’s Rights in which Iran was asked, in 2005, to suspend all death sentences on persons under age.