Delara Darabi (Cont’d)

The issue of respect for human rights must be at the forefront and a precondition for all discussions with Iran’s government.

As long the Islamic Republic so openly violates its own laws as well as the internationally accepted conventions in the area of human rights, they should not be trusted with any other treaties either;” said David Etebari, co-founder of the Stop Child Executions.

Stop Child Executions strongly condemned the illegal execution of Delara and demanded formation of an independent international tribunal to look in to her case and to bring all those responsible for her unjust sentencing and execution to international justice.

Along with Amnesty International, SCE “does not consider her trial to have been fair, as the courts later refused to consider new evidence which the lawyer said would have proved she could not have committed the murder.”

The execution of Delara Darabi brought the number of executions in Iran in 2009 to 140.

Iran has executed at least forty two juvenile offenders since 1990, eight of them in 2008 and one on 21 January 2009, in total disregard of international law, which unequivocally bans the execution of those convicted of crimes committed when under the age of 18.

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Follow-up News:

Iran hang innocent girl Delara Darabi
10 May 2009

Prison in Iran through the eyes of a young painter on death row
8 May 2009

Amnesty International condemns hanging of Iranian woman
2 May 2009

Outcry as Iran executes artist over juvenile conviction
2 May 2009

International protests against execution of Delara Darabi
6 May 2009

The Impending Execution of Delara Darabi
18 April 2009

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