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October 10: World Day against the Death Penalty – Participating Cities and Resolution by the Campaign to Save Sakineh Ashtiani

The World Coalition against the Death Penalty has called for the 8th annual World Day against the Death Penalty. Mission Free Iran, along with the International Committee against Execution, the International Committee against Stoning, and Iran Solidarity have issued a statement for the occasion; it appears below in English and Farsi.

Demonstrations on the World Day against the Death Penalty will take place in the following locations:

BELGIUM
Brussels
To be Announced
Contact: Peter Calluy

EU Parliament
Date: October 7
Mina Ahadi and Maryam Namazie will meet with the European Parliament Vice President and Vice Chair of the Human Rights subcommittee on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case and present a new letter from her son Sajjad.

CANADA
Toronto
Date: October 10
Time: 1-3pm
Place: Intersection of Yonge and Dundas

GERMANY
Berlin
Date: October 9
Time: 3-5 pm
Place: Breitscheidplatz
Contact: info@code-ev.org

Bremen
Date: October 10
Time: 3-6 pm
Place: Marktplatz

Frankfurt
To be Announced

NORWAY
Oslo
Date: October 9
Time: 3-5 pm
Place: In front of parliament
Contact: Saber Rahimi 098694001

SWEDEN
Gothenberg
Date: October 9
Time: 2 pm
Place: Brunnsparken
Contact: 0737178819, 0767031848

Örebro
Date: October 10
Time: 1 pm
Place: Drottninggatan
Contact: Navid Mirpourzadeh, navidyalda42@yahoo.com

Stockholm
Date: October 9
Time: 3-5pm
Place: Sergels torg
Contact: Mamad Amiri 0737 80 15 10

Uppsala
Date: October 10
Time: 1-3 pm
Place: Storatorget

Visby
Date: October 10
Time: 2 pm
Place: Ostercentrum
Contact: Ahmad Fatemi, 073 520 3817

UK
London
Date: October 9
Time: 12-4pm
Place: Trafalgar Square

London
Date: October 10
Time: 2-4 pm
Place: Trafalgar square

USA
San Francisco
Date: October 10
Time: 3-5 pm
Place: Union Square

Washington DC
Date: October 10
Time: 2 pm
Place: Outside the US Supreme Court
Contact: maria.rohaly@gmail.com

Resolution on Capital Punishment
On the occasion of 10 October, World Day Against the Death Penalty

The death penalty is premeditated murder by the state. It must be unconditionally abolished worldwide. Abolition of the death penalty and valuing human life are the first steps toward fighting a ‘culture’ of killing in society. The death penalty is the most heinous form of premeditated murder in which a state, on behalf of society, in accordance with a preconceived plan, brutally and legally kills an individual, and announces the date and time of the event beforehand. Committing murder by citizens of a society can never be stopped when the state commits the same crime legally. The death penalty is a large contributor to the overall homicide and crime statistics.

In countries such as Iran political dissenters, gays, apostates, blasphemers, and even children are executed. The punishment for sex outside of marriage is stoning, which is the most monstrous form of execution. In such countries one must, indeed, add to this list the equally criminal, legal punishments such as gouging of eyes, pushing the convicted off heights, amputation, flogging and torture.

Many countries have put an end to the death penalty during the past 50 years. The growing movement against capital punishment has been a significant factor in the abolition of this inhuman punishment, or state crime. One important stronghold of the movement is in Iran, which is confronting an Islamic regime that has executed over hundred thousand people in the past 31 years – an annual average of over 3000 people and largely political prisoners. The abolition of the death penalty is an important demand of the Iranian people.

This year, 10 October, World Day against the Death Penalty, is yet another occasion for the world to stand up against the 21st century’s barbarism of capital punishment and demand the following:

1- The death penalty must be immediately abolished, in law as well as in practice, and existing execution sentences rescinded, in all countries.

2- Stoning is the most barbaric form of the death penalty carried out by Islamic states for sex outside of marriage. It must be officially declared a crime against humanity. Any state, political organisation, group or individual that commits this crime must be prosecuted and tried by international tribunals. All individuals sentenced to stoning must be freed immediately and unconditionally.

We consider ourselves part of the global anti-death penalty movement, and strongly support the struggles of people across the world to end capital punishment. Moreover, we hereby declare our solidarity with the people in Iran, and resolutely support their struggle to abolish stoning and execution which will be an important step in ultimately putting an end to an Islamic regime in Iran.

International Committee Against Execution http://www.notonemoreexecution.org
International Committee Against Stoning http://www.stopstonningnow.com
Iran Solidarity http://www.iransolidarity.org.uk
Mission Free Iran http://www.missionfreeiran.org

Please endorse this statement by sending your name, organisation (if any) or position (such as student, writer, campaigner, blogger), city and country to actionforsakineh@gmail.com before 10 October.

بیانیه علیه اعدام
به مناسبت ده اکتبر

اعدام قتل عمد دولتی است و در همه جای دنیا باید مطلقا ممنوع شود. لغو مجازات اعدام و ارزش نهادن به جان انسان، اولین گام در مبارزه با فرهنگ آدمکشی در جامعه است. مجازات اعدام شنیع ترین شکل قتل عمد است، چون یک نهاد سیاسی، با اعلام قبلی، از قول جامعه، و در نهایت حق بجانبی و خونسردی، تصمیم به کشتن کسی میگیرد و روز و ساعت واقعه را هم اعلام میکند. در جامعه ای که کشتن انسانها مطابق قانون مجاز باشد، هرگز نمیتوان جلوی تکرار همین عمل در میان اتباع جامعه را گرفت. اعدام خود یک رقم بزرگ در آمار قتل و جنایت است.

در کشورهائی مانند ایران، مخالفین سیاسی اعدام میشوند، هموسکسوئل ها اعدام میشوند، کیفر ارتداد یا نقد مذهب اعدام است، حتی کودکان اعدام میشوند و مجازات رابطه جنسی “غیر مجاز” سنگسار یعنی جنایتکارانه ترین شکل اعدام است. به این لیست البته باید جنایاتی مانند کشتن از طریق پرتاب از بلندی، و همینطور چشم درآوردن، بریدن دست و شلاق و شکنجه را هم بعنوان بخشی از قوانین قضائی حکومت اضافه کرد.

در پنجاه سال گذشته بسیاری از دولتها به مجازات اعدام پایان داده اند. جنبش رو به رشد علیه اعدام در جهان، عامل مهمی در جهت پایان دادن به این مجازات غیر انسانی و این جنایت دولتی است. یک سنگر مهم و قدرتمند این جنبش، در ایران و در مقابل جمهوری اسلامی است که یکی از وحشی ترین حکومت های جهان است و در ٣١ سال گذشته بیش از صدهزار نفر، یعنی بطور متوسط سالانه بیش از ٣٠٠٠ نفر را اعدام و سنگسار کرده است که اکثریت بسیار بالای آنها زندانیان سیاسی بوده اند. به همین دلیل یک خواست مهم مردم ایران پایان دادن به اعدام و سنگسار است.

ده اکتبر مناسبتی است که بار دیگر دنیا در مقابل این بربریت در قرن بیست و یکم قد علم کند و با صدای بلند اعلام کند:

١- اعدام در همه کشورهای جهان باید فورا، قانونا و عملا ممنوع اعلام شود و حکم همه محکومین به اعدام فورا لغو گردد.

٢- سنگسار وحشیانه ترین نوع اعدام است که بخاطر رابطه جنسی خارج از ازدواج توسط حکومت های اسلامی صورت میگیرد و باید بعنوان جنایت علیه بشریت محسوب شود و هر دولتی یا فرد و دسته و گروهی این مجازات را اعمال کند مورد تعقیب مراجع بین المللی قرار گیرد و در دادگاههای بین المللی محاکمه شود. کلیه محکومین به سنگسار باید فورا و بدون قید و شرط از زندانها آزاد شوند.

٣- ما خود را بخشی از جنبش جهانی علیه اعدام میدانیم و از مبارزه مردم در همه کشورها برای پایان دادن به اعدام قاطعانه حمایت میکنیم. ما بطور مشخص همبستگی خود را با مردم ایران اعلام میکنیم و از مبارزه آنها برای پایان دادن به اعدام و سنگسار، که گام بزرگی در شکست نهائی جمهوری اسلامی خواهد بود، قاطعانه حمایت میکنیم.

Discussion

3 thoughts on “October 10: World Day against the Death Penalty – Participating Cities and Resolution by the Campaign to Save Sakineh Ashtiani

  1. iran’da orta çağ anlayışı ile iran halkının üstünde devlet terörü estiren,kendi halkına düşman,halkının emeğini ve değerlerini heba eden,faşist yönetimi kınıyorum.iran halkının tarihten günümüze kadar gelen kültürel birikimi ile,bu despot yönetimi alaşağı edeceğinden eminim.sahip oldukları mucadeleci ruhlarını ve kararlılıklarını kutluyorum.iran halkına ve
    Sakine Muhammedi Aştiyani kardeşime selam olsun.

    Posted by bilent doğan | October 5, 2010, 8:25 pm

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