At least nine women under sentence of death in Iraq are now in imminent danger of execution, as Iraq’s Presidential Council has ratified their death sentences. Three other women have been executed since early June.
The authorities have transferred a number of women to the 5th section (al-Shu’ba al-Khamisa) of Baghdad's al-Kadhimiya Prison, which is where condemned prisoners are held immediately before they are executed. At least three women have been executed since early June.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
PLEASE WRITE IMMEDIATELY in English, Arabic or your own language:
-Expressing concern that at least three women have been executed since June, and that nine other women under sentence of death are now in imminent danger of execution;
-Urging the authorities to stop the executions of these women immediately, and commute their death sentences;
-Calling on the authorities to commute all death sentences and establish a moratorium on executions.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER 2009 via the Iraqi embassy, asking them to forward your appeals to:
President Jalal TalabaiSalutation (Your Excellency)
His Excellency Mr Ghanim Taha A AL-SHIBLI
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
48 Culgoa Circuit O'Malley ACT 2606
Fax : (02) 6286 8744
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Salutation: Your Excellency
For more information:
Rose Kulak, Individuals at Risk Program Coordinator
Fax: 03 9412 0720