In Iran,Children Rights Activists Do Not Get Award, They Get Prison Sentence!

 Friday, November 20, 2015 6:29:27 AM

Campaign in support of children rights activists in Iran, on 20 November, the Universal Children Day

Millions of children as young as four years old are working long hours to be able to survive in Iran. They grow up without being able to enjoy their childhood. They are deprived of their rights as a child and their dreams are shattered by poverty.  The Islamic regime has turned a blind eye on the misery of poor children.

There are no supports for deprived children by the government in Iran and ordinary people find ways to support these children as much as they can.  There are many individuals who use their own time and resources and put their lives at risk to defend these children. They teach them how to read, write and draw; help them to keep their dreams alive; give them voice and hope. These individuals and the NGOs they work for have become the only support and hope for deprived children in Iran.

Could you imagine what is it like for these children when their hope and support are taken away from them?

- Atena Dayemi, sentenced to 14 years in prison

- Saeed Shirza, sentenced to 5 years in prison

- Omid Alishenas: sentenced to 10 years in prison

- Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, already spent 5 years in prison and given further 9 years & 4 months sentence

And many more�

The children rights activists are being continuously interrogated, tortured and kept in prison just because they dare to stand up for children rights.

The street children in Iran need your support. The jailed children rights activists need you support.  On 20 November, the Universal Children Day, join us and lend your voice to support deprived children in Iran.

Be the voice of jailed children rights activists in Iran


Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)

On 20 November 2015, Front Line Defenders, the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI), and the below human rights organisations � many of whom specialize in the protection of children�s rights � are calling for the release of two imprisoned child rights defenders in Iran.


The following organizations and individuals call for the unconditional release of children�s rights defenders Atena Daemi and Saeed Shirzad in Iran:

Front Line Defenders

Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) 

Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

Jacquelin Hale, Save the Children, EU Office *

Defence for Children International (DCI)

Defence for Children International � Netherlands (DCI-Netherlands)

Child Law Clinic, University College Cork

Se�n Love, Executive Director, Fighting Words

Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR)

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Children First Now

Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group

Peter Tatchell Foundation

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