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Campaign Intensifies in Iran to Spare a Kurdish Activist

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Campaign Intensifies in Iran to Spare a Kurdish Activist


www.nytimes.com

As reports circulated Tuesday that Iran was preparing to execute a 27-year-old Kurdish activist, the campaign to save her life intensified, with a prominent opposition figure publicly urging the authorities to show compassion.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times

Zahra Rahnavard, an Iranian opposition figure, has spoken on behalf of a Kurdish activist.

“Does she deserve her punishment or is it better to give everyone, especially women and the youth, an opportunity to find their position in life, and in political and social establishment?”
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The lawyer, Khalil Bahramian, has urged her supporters to write to the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to try to intervene. He has not been allowed to meet with Ms. Jalalian, so she has never signed the legal papers Iran requires for his representation to be recognized.

Nine political activists — among them 7 Kurds — have been put to death since last year, when antigovernment protests began. At least 15 other Kurdish activists are on death row.

The wave of executions has raised the specter of 1988, when the government executed more than 3,000 political prisoners.



[edit on 30-6-2010 by GeminiSky]




posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Im not sure about exactly what this lady did....but execution seems like overkill (no pun intended)

I guess life in Iran isn't all peaches and cream, as their pres would have the world believe. The Iranian peoples lives are still very much controlled by the establishment.

Hope this lady gets a second chance at life..

--Geminisky

www.nytimes.com
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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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You should do more research before posting! Why don't you let me Google that for you.



This is a web site dedicated to her

Here is a link to a petition to spare her

That should get you going!

[edit on 30/6/2010 by PuterMan]



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