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Stop the Execution of Saeed Jazee

35 Signatures Goal: 100

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)

Sponsor

Amnesty International\'s Brighton & Hove Group

Links

www.amnesty.org.uk www.amnesty.org.uk/brighton

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Signatures

  • 7 years ago
    James Herbert United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    James Herbert United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    katharine s United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    gillian dewey United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    Ben Mitchell United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    Elliot Dunster United Kingdom
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Celia Barlow MP United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    jessie jermyn United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    Lizann Peppard United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    C F Wadey United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    Eleanoe Brill United Kingdom
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    ALAN PEGG United Kingdom
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Jessica Loudon United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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    Jean Gould United Kingdom
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Gordon Carter United Kingdom
    7 years ago
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