H. E. Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroodi

Head of the Judiciary


Islamic Republic of Iran

Via email: irjpr@iranjudiciary.org






Your Excellency!


As a member of Parliament of the Republic of Austria I am deeply concerned about the situation of Mrs. Kobra Rahmanpour. I was informed that she is now located in Evin prison and faces the execution of the death penalty.


The Republic of Austria, its Parliament and constitution opposes capital punishment in all circumstances because of its cruel and inhuman nature. Human rights principles and protections are founded upon respect for the inherent dignity of all human beings and the inviolability of the human person. These principles cannot be reconciled with the death penalty, a form of punishment that is unique in its barbarity and finality. The intrinsic fallibility of all criminal justice systems assures that even when full due process of law is respected, innocent persons may be executed.  


Therefore I urge you to undertake all steps to omit the execution of the death penalty of Mrs. Kobra Rahmanpour.







Dr. Peter Pilz

Member of the Austrian Parliament