Thursday, October 22, 2009

Urgent Call from lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei

A Call for Saving Children's Lives on Death Row

I never thought Behnoud Shojaee would be executed, considering that in the presence of a number of popular activist artists, the family of his victim agreed to forgive him. Even in a confidential meeting, they said they would settle for
"Diyya" (Blood money). Since Behnoud’s family is not financially well-off, the artists opened an account to raise money to help with the payment. After opening the account, a public announcement was made in the print media that mentioned Behnoud’s name. The family became upset at this and retracted their initial consent.

The family decided that their initial forgiveness was no longer acceptable; and our pleading didn’t go anywhere. On October 11, 2009, Behnoud went to the gallows and was executed.

Currently, several clients of mine who were under 18 when they committed their crime are awaiting execution. There is an urgent need to collect blood money for them so that we can get the money to the victim's family for consent or forgiveness. Because the matter is extremely sensitive, I cannot release the names of my clients, but once blood money is collected and a family’s consent is obtained, they will be released.

In order to obtain consent from a victim’s family, there is a need for money to be paid to the family at the time of their forgiveness. I was forced to open an account that would help save lives of offenders who were minors at the time of their crime. I say I was "forced," because I just could not find any other organization or group that I could trust with this matter.

Please transfer your donation to the following account numbers:

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0205327104006

CODE 830
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 83080010732661
SWIFT CODE: sabcirthxxx

Please tell others about this. If you live out of Iran, you could collect the blood money as a group and transfer the sum into the account using money-transferring processes.

If we raise around approximately $200,000, we can save three or four lives of teenagers.

I sincerely thank you for putting your confidence in me. I will publish the amounts collected and payments paid to the victims’ families at the end of each month on my personal blog.

Thank you.

Mohammad Mostafaei,
lawyer of many teenagers on death row

Corporate Law office

please, donate !!!
even if they are not All Children, it's Urgent to Save their Lives !!!!
and, if there is many donations, may be we can help save more !!!!

any kind of amounts is welcome ....

p.s. »

if you are not able to donate by these ways, contact me, thanks !!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Five people executed in Tehran - Angooti stayed

Five people were executed in Tehran today
- Execution of Safar Angooti postponed

© Iran Human Rights

Safar Angooti was stayed 1 month.

i think there will be soon a fund raiser to help save his life and all Iranian Juveniles on the row, under "blood money" cases.

i’ll come back later with this tragic issue ....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bertil Hansson new exhibit - Sweden

"Red Night" - detail

Bertil Hansson

Solo exhibition - Photography

Galleri Olsson & Uddenberg - Göteborg, Sweden

24th of October - 8th of November 2009

Opening: 24th October 12.00 - 16.00

Galleri Olsson & Uddenberg
Chalmersgatan 15,
SE - 411 35 Göteborg, SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (0)31 166062
Contact: Ingrid Olsson

for more info check
Bertil site

congratsssssssssssssssss once again, my dear friend !!!!
t'embrasse bien fort !!!!


Bertil Hansson - till Oct. 25

© Bertil Hansson

Bertil Hansson - Solo exhibition

Paintings - Engravings - Photography

still open to the public till October 25, 2009

Galleri Stockselius
Skaraborgsgatan 4
SE - 541 50 SKÖVDE


Saturday, October 17, 2009

João Brehm - Museum opening

João - Museum opening
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

João - Museum opening
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

pictures of João opening at Torres Novas Museum last oct. 10.
to see bigger just clik on top.

i’m having right now the computer syndrome
so, i’m not here as i liked to be ....

spatial dreamy weekend,
with lots of looooooooooooooooooooooooove

João in front of the museum

in front of the museum
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

to see bigger clik on top .....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Iran: Minor Offenders at risk of execution

Safar Angooti, Mohammad Reza Haddadi and Amir Amrollahi

Stop Child Executions

Iran: Three Minor Offenders at imminent risk of execution in the coming days
© Iran Human Rights

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

joão brehm blog

my super Friends,
just to let you know my brother João has a blog, oh yesssssss !!!

joão brehm

it's already in my sidebar ....

his opening at the Museum was great, i will post a couple of pictures during the week, deal !!!

i come back more later ;-)))))))))))))))))))))
be good !!!
lots of love and kissesssssssssssssssssssssss
lu & Flora

Monday, October 12, 2009

João Brehm new paintings - Lisbon

João Brehm new paintings - Lisbon

novas pinturas de João Brehm - Lisboa



outubro 12 - novembro 6
october 12 - november 6

2ª a 6ª feira » 7h às 20h.
monday to friday » 7 am - 8 pm

Av. Duque de Loulé, 5 A
1050 - 085 Lisboa
Telef: 213 157 062


Sunday, October 11, 2009

BEHNOUD SHOJAEE hanged in Iran

Behnood Shojaei is executed in Iran
on “International Day Against the Death Penalty”

© Stop Child Executions

© Iran Human Rights

Victim's parents hang young Iranian killer
© 2009

terrible news !!!! a very dark sunday in Iran and the World !!!!
Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

World & EU Day Against the Death Penalty

ACLU Joins Call To End U.S. Executions

European Union Calls For Global Abolition Of The Death Penalty

ACLU Joins Call To End U.S. Executions To Mark World Day Against The Death Penalty

© ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Behnoud Shojaee & Safar Angooti

into bones or muscles too ??? gosh can't believe !!!!

Ohio may overhaul execution policies
© Columbus Dispatch Politics

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

João Brehm no Museu de Torres Novas

João Brehm no Museu de Torres Novas

Exposição de João Brehm no Museu de Torres Novas
João Brehm exhibit at Torres Novas Museum

Convite - Invitation


painting - pintura

João Brehm convida V.Exa para a inauguração da sua exposição
que decorrerá sábado, dia 10 de Outubro, pelas 15 horas no Museu Municipal Carlos Reis de Torres Novas.

João Brehm invites you for his exhibit opening next Saturday,
October 10 at 3 pm, Museu Municipal Carlos Reis de Torres Novas.

Rua do Salvador, 10 - 2350 Torres Novas
Telef: 249 812 535

A exposição está aberta ao público até 8 de Novembro, 2009

3ª a 6ª: 9h - 12.30 / 14h -17.30
sábado e domingo: 14h / 17.30
the exhibit will be open to the pubic until November 8, 2009
tuesday - friday: 9 am - 12, 30 am / 2 pm - 5, 30 pm
saturday & sunday: 2 pm - 5, 30 pm


Monday, October 05, 2009

Ohio Governor puts 2 executions on hold

- Lawrence Reynolds until March 9, 2010
- Darryl Durr until April 20, 2010.

Governor Ted Strickland statement
Copyright 2009, Office of the Governor

Juvenile Death Penalty

meantime i was doing this research, i hope it is useful ....


Supreme Court Ends Juvenile Executions - March 1, 2005
see » Roper v. Simmons
© Wikipedia
High court: Juvenile death penalty unconstitutional - Mar 1, 2005

Scott Hain -
last Juvenile executed in Oklahoma, USA - 3 April 2003

© American Bar Association
List of juvenile offenders executed in the United States
© Wikipedia

of course, now USA sentences Children to Life Without Parole.

see »
Document - USA: The rest of their lives: Life without Parole for Child Offenders in the United States: a joint Human Rights Watch/Amnesty International Report Amnesty International

International Death Penalty
Execution of Juveniles in the U.S. and other Countries
© Death Penalty Information Center

Countries which still carry out Juvenile executions
» as of September 2008

The Last Holdouts
© Human Rights Watch

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen, China and Nigeria


In December 2003, a bill to raise the minimum age to 18 was approved by the parliament, but must still receive the approval of the highest governing body in Iran, the Guardian Council, to become law.
Although Iran is a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, that forbid them to execute anyone who has allegedly committed an offence before the age of 18, they are the biggest executioners of Juveniles.

Stop Child Executions in Iran

Capital punishment in Iran
© Wikipedia

Saudi Arabia

Adults Before Their Time: Children in Saudi Arabia’s Criminal Justice System: V. The Juvenile Death Penalty
© Human Rights Watch
Affront to Justice - Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia
© Amnesty International

Sudan, Pakistan & Yemen

In Sudan, Pakistan and Yemen, laws prohibiting the death penalty
for crimes committed by persons under age 18 are not always implemented. Sudan has yet to clarify conflicting legislation for the north and autonomous south, while Pakistan has yet to issue regulations needed to implement the ban in all territory.

Sudan sentenced children to die over rebel raid - UN Reuters
published Nov. 22

Sudan Still Sentencing Minors to Death
© IPS News - published Nov. 9, 2010


For example, in 1997, China amended its Criminal Code to ban executions of persons under 18 at the time of the crime. Despite this advance, in January 2003 China executed Zhao Lin, who was reported to be 16 at the time of the offense, and on March 8, 2004 executed Gao Pan, who is believed to have been 16 or 17 at the time of the offense. Human Rights Watch has received no further evidence of death sentences against juvenile offenders.

China revised a law in 1997 forbidding the execution of defendants under age 18 at the time of the crime, but juveniles continue to be executed due to insufficient care in determining the age of defendants.


As of February 2008, 725 men and 11 women were on death row in Nigeria. At least 40 of them were under 18. About 53 percent were convicted of murder. Most of the rest were convicted of armed robbery and robbery.

Poverty and the death penalty in Nigeria
© Amnesty International
Nigeria: 'Waiting for the hangman'
© Amnesty International

but there is more »

Uganda: 17 Children on Death Row
article from September 15, 2009
© AllAfrica

Daily NK - Execution Legal for Minor Offences in North Korea
published Nov. 25

i really don't know how many more countries kill or have children

on death row, i just know the info we get sometimes is not right ....

this post was updated Nov. 9, 2010

Convention on the Rights of the Child
© Wikipedia

Abbas Hosseini - stayed

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

leaf me

leaf me
© luisa brehm
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.

- Rabindranath Tagore -