Germany condemned Iran’s execution of juvenilePublished by International Liberty Association on February 2, 2018
German government’s human rights office called the execution of juvenile offender, Ali Kazemi, “unacceptable” and “violation of international treaties.”
Barbel Kofler, chair of Germany’s Human Rights Office, said “the policy of execution should be stopped” in Iran.
Ali Kazemi, who was accused of killing another person during a group fight when he was 15, served nearly 7 years in prison before he was executed at the age of 22 on 30 January 2018, in Bushehr.
Barbel Kofler has also called on the Iranian regime to stop the execution of another 27-year-old, Hamid Ahmadi, who has been sentenced to death for a crime he is alleged to have committed when he was 17. Ms Kofler has emphasised that there is “serious doubts” about compliance with the law in Hamid Ahmadi’s trial.