AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 26 /CNW/ -- Bodog Music recording artist
and world renowned humanitarian, Nazanin, is once again speaking out for an
extremely important cause. This time her attention is focused on the life of
a young woman named Delara Darabi, who is being denied a fair trial for murder
and currently facing execution in Iran.
On Saturday, April 28, Nazanin will be in Amsterdam to rally for support
at the art exhibit where Delara Darabi's works are being displayed. Nazanin
will speak on behalf of Miss Darabi's cause and the plight of the many other
minors who are imprisoned in Iran.
Hungry and depressed, Darabi has been struggling to survive. Spending
three difficult years in prison, she has been locked away since she was
17-years old; she has even attempted to take her own life recently because of
the pressures of prison life and beatings by fellow cellmates and prison
Darabi's attorney, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi states he has gathered new
evidence which proves her innocence. He has declared that examiners have
shown the crime was committed by a right-handed person, while Darabi is
left-handed. Despite Mr. Khoramshahi's requests to present this new evidence
in court, the Judiciary has refused to provide a new trial and accordingly
Darabi's sentence can be carried out at any moment.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam successfully launched a campaign that gave freedom to
her 17-year old namesake, Nazanin Fatehi, who was sentenced to death in Iran
for having stabbed one of three attackers who tried to rape her and her
15-year old niece. She has since launched www.StopChildExecutions.com, a
campaign to put a permanent end to child executions.
"There are over 30 minors on death row in Iran," Nazanin said. "The
Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country in the world that continues to
officially execute minors and this must be stopped immediately. According to
the United Nations, a child is a person under the age of 18. Despite the fact
that the government of Iran has signed International Covenants that forbid
them to execute anyone who has allegedly committed an offence before the age
of 18, they continue to do so."
Nazanin Afshin-Jam has contacted the United Nations trying to gather
support from government officials to pressure the Iranian government to abide
by human rights law and urges the public for support: "Delara Darabi has no
voice in prison, and no hope. This is our last chance to have her cries heard
Nazanin is asking people worldwide to go to www.StopChildExecutions.com
to learn about Delara Darabi and the other minors on death row, and pay
particular attention to the "what you can do section."
"It is not too late; your voice really can make a difference," Nazanin
For those looking to show support for this very important cause, please
come out to rally at the Pakhuis de Zwijger on April 28, between 14:00 and
17:00 Hours local time.
Address is as follows: Pakhuis de Zwijger (www.dezwijger.nl) -
Pietheinkade 181, 1019, HC , Amsterdam.
About Bodog Music
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giant, Bodog Entertainment. With six offices worldwide, the label features a
diverse and growing roster of talented musicians. Bodog Music is searching
for the top unsigned band in America with "Bodog Battle," which is taking
place in 17 major markets and features more than 300 live shows. Bodog Music
Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the
digital entertainment industry, was spotlighted on the cover of Forbes
magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. Bodog
Entertainment also includes: an international television production division,
which produces television series, such as Bodog Fight (BodogFight.com) and
Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker (Bodog.TV); a publishing division (with an online
magazine, BodogNation.com, and blog, BodogBeat.com); and an events department
renowned for producing parties that are stunning, chic and celebrity-filled.
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