OK, I would usually be very reluctant to take two things from the one blog in one day, but I felt compelled to mention this issue:
Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi, an 18-year old girl, has been sentenced to death by hanging in Iran. Nazanin's "crime" was killing a man who ambushed and tried to rape her and her neice.
According to the Iranian daily Etemaad, then 17-year-old Nazanin and her niece had been spending some time in a park west of Tehran with their boyfriends, when three men started harassing them.People are being asked to raise awareness about Nazanin in anyway they can. Suggestions include:
- Write about Nazanin in your own blog.
- Contact newspapers, TV-channels, blogs and other media and ask them to report her story.
- Put a link to this page in your email signature or on your blog.
- Put one of these banners on your website.
- Write the Iranian government or the Iranian embassy of your country , and demand that Nazanin`s death sentence is commuted immediately. Read more
- Contact politicians/representatives and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country and ask them to pressure Iran to commute the death sentence and free Nazanin.
- Contact the United Nations Office of Human Rights on this email-address and ask them to protest. [You can also contact them via this page.]
- Sign and spread this petition.