April 13, 2009

Iran: Artist Delara Darabi Will Soon Be Hanged

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*Some human rights activists have been fighting desperately to save her life. Sadly, the friggin mullah's enjoy hanging innocent women:

She was under 18 at time of the alleged crime
NCRI - The mullahs' Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Delara Darabi, a 23-year-old female artist. She will face the gallows soon.

Darabi has been serving time since she was 17. The ruling clerics first tried and sentenced her to death in Juvenile Court in the northern city of Rasht.

However, the human rights activists managed to force the mullahs' judiciary to put a temporary hold on her death sentence.

Her paintings have drawn considerable attention both domestically and internationally. Human rights activists have been instrumental in holding exhibitions of her arts to help her case.

Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of the NCRI's Women's Committee, described Darabi's death sentence as criminal since she was under 18 at the time of the alleged crime. She also called on all international human rights organizations and women's rights activists, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to adopt urgent binding measures to stop Darabi's execution.

*Don't expect NOW (liberals need only apply), or UN HRC (they remain silent on this issue, want to criminalize anyone speaking bad of Islam) to do crap. Apparently some groups prefer to look the other way instead of speaking out about human rights violations in Iran.

Read Delara's story here.

h/t leapofaith

Update: To further clarify, she does need to be punished but not by hanging, especially when the alleged crime took place when she was under 18. See Stop Child Executions.

By Stable Hand at 11:08 AM | Comments |