A message to the Geneva summit of Human Rights organizations
To representatives of all Human Rights organizations and participants of Geneva Summit!
While you are sitting in your chairs in the Geneva Summit, shaking feet of a young woman in Iran are placed on the execution chair. When lecturers are getting ready for their speeches, in Iran they are preparing the noose to kill another young girl. And when you talk about Humans and Human Rights, they are reading out loud the decree of execution for a young girl, in the name of god and the law of genesis. In your first break, Delara Darabi, 23, who has been in prison, awaiting execution, since she was 17, would cease breathing. Her heart would start beating and her cold body would stay there.
The day after, murderers of those like Delara would come to the heart of Geneva, sitting in United Nations Conference to speak of “Justice” and “Humanity” and “Discrimination”. Those who command the death sentence for children, women and men, those who authorize stoning of women, those who sign decrees of execution, eye removal and mutilation of hands and feet, Those who shoot prisoners after being hanged, just to make sure. Wherever you saw them remember that behind their bearded faces, is a sea of crime. Remember that they have executed tens of thousands of people and right now they are keeping hundreds of people in prison, waiting for executions. When you saw them, remember Shahla Jahed, another woman who is supposed to be executed soon.
Remember heads of the Islamic Republic in the UN conference are those who have had authorized:
- Execution decrees for more than 110 children.
- Have at least decreed 10 stonings and there is possibility of putting into practice this brutal, middle-ages practice, any moment.
- They represent the second Executioner country in the world.
You, as activists and advocates of Human Rights, have a duty to be a voice of life in the heart of Geneva. Defend the right to live. Expose and denounce ambassadors of the government of death. Today’s Hitlers shouldn’t have any place in the world.
On behalf of the International Committee Against Executions; On behalf of hundreds of children, women and men who are languishing in the prisons of Islamic Republic; on behalf of all those families who have their faith in us so we can save the life of their loved ones; I ask you to pressure Islamic Republic however you can and demand the general abolishment of Capital Punishment and immediate repeal of execution decrees for Delara Darabi, Shahla Jahed and Amir Amrolahi (19, been In prison and awaiting death since 16).
International Committee Against Executions,
April 16, 2009
Tel: + 31 633602627
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