Right to life and Death penalty in Iran – 1

Written by Jade in 5 December 09

Ref:        58/A/375

Date:      19 November 2009

The Death Penalty

Regime’s instability and

the deployment of violence and executions

Cologne – Germany

5-6 December 2009

In view of the widespread deployment of violence, intimidation, rape, imprisonment and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment ‘the death penalty’ of the last few months in Iran, ‘Association des Chercheurs Iraniens’ has organised an emergency conference in Cologne-Germany with the hope of reaching a coordinated and concerted effort in opposing and working towards abolishing the death penalty in Iran in all cases regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the regime to kill the prisoner. In the conference we will examine the following key issues:

  • The Sociological Aspect of the Use of the Death Penalty
  • Human Rights: The Violation of Fundamental Rights In Iran
  • The Use of Violence and the Death Penalty Against Iran’s Ethnic Groups
  • The Use of Violence and the Death Penalty Against Iran’s Religious Groups
  • A Realistic Assessment of the Regime’s Instability and the Deployment of Violence And Executions

Please note the following:

  1. The conference will be conducted in Persian and English
  2. The papers presented will form a part of a book published after the conference
  3. The cost of travel is the participant’s own responsibility
  4. Accommodation can be arranged with local members and supporters who generously make their homes available to ACI’s conference participants
  5. In view of the emergency nature of this conference, we will endeavour to publish the speakers’ list as soon as possible

ACI invites the participation of experts and scholars who as always, will discuss and examine the issues impartially and free from any ideological bias with the hope of bringing together the most valuable viewpoints and opinions on the topic of discussion. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in Cologne on 5 December 2009.

Dr Navid Fazel

ACI – Germany

ACI maintains an impartial and an unprejudiced approach to all its activities and respects all schools of thought. We work actively with colleagues from all over the world, and hope to contribute towards a better future for Iran. We welcome and invite the participation of all those interested in the future of Iran.