A Kurdish juveniles under threat execution

A Kurdish juveniles under threat execution

Published by on February 17, 2016

naseem-300Forensics of the northwester Iranian city of Urumieh had been assigned to do a mental evaluation of Kurdish political prisoner Saman Naseem earlier this month. This unconventional measure by the Iranian regime’s judiciary forensics medicine branch involved a few questions on counting numbers and uttering the names of the days of the week.

The evaluation of Saman Naseem’s mental maturity is being conducted in relation to evaluate his “maturity at the time of his crime” when Naseem was 17 years of age.

Mental age is the age that shows one’s mental growth with different elements such as gene, environment, nutrition, family, teachings and social education taken into consideration.

Naseem was arrested back in July 2011 and accused by the judiciary of “murdering” a Revolutionary Guards member. This entity has resorted to the difference between “Qisas” (retribution in kind) and criminal punishment, and is on the verge of executing this young Kurd.

Dozens of juveniles under the age of 18 have been sentenced to death in Iran, Amnesty International said recently. This global organization has placed the name of Saman Naseem in its annual prisoners release campaign.

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The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

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