Stop the Execution of Saeed Jazee

Saeed Jazee was sentenced to death by Iranian authorities for a crime committed when he was 17 years old. In 2003, Jazee was attacked in a friend\'s sandwich shop by a man armed with a knife. In the scuffle, Jazee picked up the knife just as his attacker charged him. The man was wounded and later died. Both Jazee and other shop employees have stated that the man\'s death was accidental. However, Jazee was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His lawyer is appealing for a retrial. Jazee is one of 79 child offenders facing the death sentence in Iran. Since 1990, Iran has executed as many as twenty-eight six child offenders, six in 2007 alone. Iran is party to both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This petition urges the Iraninan government to uphold its obligations under international law by overturning the death penalty handed down to Saeed Jazee and taking immediate steps to end the death penalty for child offenders. The petition will be sent to: Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi - Head of the Judiciary Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh / Office of the Head of the Judiciary Pasteur St Vali Asr Ave South of Serah-e Jomhouri Tehran 1316814737 Islamic Republic of Iran (Source: Amnesty International UK - http://amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.aspActionID=397)

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Amnesty International\'s Brighton & Hove Group

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    6 years ago Comments: people make mistakes; we can learn to be better humans only if we're given chance to learn. Children and young people have much to learn, so please don';t take their chance away by carrying out death penalty on them.
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