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Tortured & Sentenced to Death at 17
Saman Naseem was tortured into confessing to shooting a soldier. He was just 17. On the strength of this 'confession', and in spite of the fact that Iran has signed on to an international ban on child executions, Saman was sentenced to death in Iran. Huge efforts secured Saman a retrial, and now global pressure can prevent a repeat. Write a short letter to the head of the Iranian Judiciary, urging him to ensure Saman gets a fair retrial, where the death penalty and forced confessions play no part. After you've written that letter, please also take a moment to write a short solidarity letter or postcard to Saman, letting him know that you are taking action for his human rights. All the information you'll need can be found in the case sheet and sample letter below.
Take Action With These Easy Steps
1. Download the case sheet for Saman Naseem
2. Download the sample letter to Head of the Judiciary in Iran
3. Take action online for Saman, in addition to writing letters
4. Download case sheets, sample letters, and resources for all 12 cases
5. Let us know how many letters you wrote
Demand Justice for Saman
Write to the Iranian authorities. Call on them to:
Ensure Saman gets a retrial that is fair and fit for a minor, where the death penalty does not apply, and where forced confessions cannot be used as evidence.
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani
c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, Deadend of 1 Azizi
Above Pasteur Intersection, Vali Asr Street
Islamic Republic of Iran
Show Saman Your Solidarity
Messages* of solidarity are a source of comfort to Saman and show the authorities that the world is watching. Please send your messages to the Iran team at Amnesty and we will pass them on to Saman.
Saman Naseem Solidarity Action
c/o Iran Team, Amnesty International
1 Easton Street
London WC1X 0DW United Kingdom
*Please do not send messages with images of alcohol. Thank you.