Parallel Session: “Iran: Death Penalty”, Dr. Karen Parker, Armin Köhli, Taimoor Aliassi

speakers: Raphaël CHENUIL-HAZAN, Nasser Boladai, Mr.LoghmanAhmedi

Parallel Session: “Iran: Death penalty”

Association of Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G)
International Educational Development Inc. (IED)
Association of Humanitarian Lawyers (AHL)
Cordially invite you to a seminar

“Iran: Death Penalty”
on
Monday, March 12th, 2011
12.00. to 2.00 p.m.
at
Palais de Nations, Geneva: Room XXIV

Hosted by
Dr. Karen Parker, IED Chief Delegate to the United Nations, USA Mr. TaimoorAliassi, representative of the Association of Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G)

Featuring

M. Raphaël CHENUIL-HAZAN, Directeur d’Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort, Vice-président de la Coalition Mondiale contre la peine de mort
Mr. Nasser Boladai & Mr.LoghmanAhmedi, Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran
Mr. Armin Köhli, Geneva Call
Dr. Karen Parker , Association of Humanitarian Lawyers & International Educational Development,
Mr. TaimoorAliassi, Association pour les Droits Humains au Kurdistan d’Iran-Genève (KMMK-G)
Representative of VEREIN SÜDWIND

The death penalty in the Islamic Republic of Iran is a policy of State terror.Juvenile execution, carrying out stoning, rape of virgin girls before execution of, and collective execution in the public view are daily practices. The use of death penalty is meant to terrorize peaceful activists as they pursue their demand for free and democratic elections, freedom of political prisoners, and freedoms of press, speech, assembly and association.
Today, unelected institutions and bodies- such as the Supreme leader, the military, Expediency Council and the Guardian Council- have unlimited political power. This is an obvious violation of the rights of the people of this multicultural and multi-ethnic country to enjoy democracy.
Our panellists will discuss different aspects of death penalty, underlining the importance of the urgent need to abolish it. They will take into account the many ethnic nationalities in Iran and the importance of their participation in public life to ensure equal political opportunities for all and peaceful cohabitation throughout the country.

For more information: please call Taimoor Aliassi 079 694 28 08 or [email protected]
Light lunch will be served.

Co-Sponsors:
Hawlati, a Kurdish independent newspaper
VereinSüdWind, a humanitarian advocating NGO

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