I read one of Norway's most popular bloggers, VamPus, and her post yesterday gave me a choice: To spread the word or shut up. Since I definitely would not be helping by saying nothing, I choose to spread the word.
Iran has sentenced a 17-year-old girl, Nazanin, to death for killing a man while defending herself and her niece from being raped. Iran allows the death penalty for girls down to age 9; for boys, the age limit is 12. So I'm doing as other bloggers have suggested: Writing about this on my blog, signing the petition, and passing on the relevant links, to you, my dear reader.
- General information: http://save.nazanin.googlepages.com/home (compiled by a Norwegian)
- The model and namesake who started the petition: http://www.nazanin.ca/ (requires Flash).
- The petition itself: http://www.petitiononline.com/Nazanin/petition.html