Iran: Further Information on fear of Imminent Execution: Delara Darabi (F)
April 17, 2009
PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/032/2009
Further Information on UA 98/09 (MDE 13/031/2009, 9 April 2009) Fear of imminent execution
IRAN Delara Darabi (f), aged 22, juvenile offender
Delara Darabi has now been scheduled for execution, according to the Iranian newspaper Etemadon 18 April, according to another source on 20 April. She was convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17: unless the Judiciary intervene, she can now escape execution only if the woman's entire family accept payment of diyeh, or blood money. One of the familly is said to be undecided.
Iran is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which prohibit the use of the death penalty against people convicted of crimes committed when they were under 18.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: PLEASE SEND APPEALS TO ARRIVE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, IN PERSIAN, ARABIC, ENGLISH OR YOUR OWN LANGUAGE:
- expressing concern that Delara Darabiis in imminent danger of execution for a crime committed when she was under 18;
Head of the Judiciary
Leader of the Islamic Republic
Director, Human Rights Headquarters of Iran
and to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. CHECK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, OR YOUR SECTION OFFICE, IF SENDING APPEALS AFTER 29 MAY 2009.