Save the life of this child bride
UPDATE 17 September 2014: Hassan Agha Khani, the lawyer of Razieh Ebrahimi, told the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) on 16 July that Razieh Ebrahimi would possibly be executed after Ramadan if the Supreme Court refuses his request for an appeal. There is no news on whether the appeal has been accepted. Please keep taking action for Razieh.
Juvenile offender, Razieh Ebrahimi, has been sentenced to death in Iran for the murder of her husband.
Razieh has reportedly admitted to shooting her husband while he was asleep in 2010. She has said that she did so after years of being abused, physically and psychologically. At 17 years old, she was still a child at the time of the crime.
Razieh Ebrahimi was married to her husband at the age of 14. She is now mother to a six year-old child.
Amnesty understands that Razieh’s lawyer submitted a retrial request to the Supreme Court on the grounds that she was under 18 at the time of the crime, but that the Supreme Court refused this request.
Razieh’s case has already progressed to Iran’s Office of the Implementation of Sentence, meaning her execution could take place at any moment.
Since 2009, Iran has executed at least 11 child offenders, making it the country with the world’s highest number of child executions.