Tämä kirjoitus ei liity lainkaan naistutkimukseen, vaan feminismiin - sukupuolten väliseen tasa-arvoon ja oikeudenmukaisuuteen. En kuitenkaan ole kuullut yhdenkään suomalaisen naistutkijan tai feministin maininneen nuoren Nazanin-tytön tapauksesta - puhumattakaan siitä että he olisivat ryhtyneet asiassa toimiin. Mikäli blogimme lukijoita suora toiminta kiinnostaa, alla olevasta virallisesta lehdistötiedotteesta löytyy kaikki tarpeellinen.
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IRANIAN 19 YEAR OLD GIRL IS FACING DEATH SENTENCE ON JANUARY 10th FOR SELF DEFENSE IN A RAPE ATTEMPT. MUSIC ARTIST AND RUNNER-UP FOR MISS WORLD – NAZANIN AFSHIN-JAM PRESENTS A RIVETING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE EFFORTS TO SAVE THE LIFE HER NAMESAKE.
January 5, 2007 - Nazanin Fatehi was sentenced to death for murder by a court in Iran after she stabbed one of three men who attempted to rape her and her 15-year-old niece in a park in Karaj, a suburb of Tehran, in March 2005. She was 17 at the time. On June 1, 2006, the Head of Judiciary, Ayatollah Shahroudi, announced a stay of execution and the call for a retrial. Nazanin Fatehi's retrial will take place January 10, 2007 (20th of Dey 1385 in the Iranian calendar).
To raise the level of awareness, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, former Miss Canada and runner-up for the Miss World title seeks support from the international community in her campaign to save the life of her 19-year-old Iranian namesake.
She is hosting a riveting documentary titled: The Tale of Two Nazanins, which can be viewed on www.bodog.tv . The documentary highlights short and candid interviews with politicians and human rights experts, and captures emotional footage of Nazanin Fatehi speaking to her sister and mother by phone from prison. Other footage includes a re-enactment of the attack and narration by Nazanin Afshin-Jam as she takes the audience through the emotional episode.
Singer and songwriter Nazanin Afshin-Jam has been waging an international campaign to raise awareness about this human rights case. She has created a petition that now has over 230,000 signatories from around the world, as well as spoken to political leaders and international organizations and institutions, such as the United Nations and Amnesty International.
"We have a lot of momentum, but we're running out of time,... I really believe we can save Nazanin's life - but only with the support of the international community," she said.
To view the documentary visit: www.bodog.tv.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam has also made a video appeal to Iranian officials which can be viewed at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYOA9l5rPPc
To find out more information about the case of Nazanin Fatehi, visit : www.myspace.com/savenazanin
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Nazaninin tapauksesta on ollut artikkeli myös The Independentissä.