Iran ruled by the mullahs’ regime is no. 1 in juvenile execution

Iran ruled by the mullahs’ regime is no. 1 in juvenile execution

Published by on April 17, 2016

Execution-in-IranIran’s regime has executed more than 70 juvenile offenders in the past decade, according to several reports by Amnesty International this year, also showing the number of juveniles on death row was increasing.
‘This [Amnesty] report sheds light on Iran’s shameful disregard for the rights of children,’ said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme on the release of the report on juveniles. ‘Iran is one of the few countries that continue to execute juvenile offenders in blatant violation of the absolute legal prohibition on the use of the death penalty against people under the age of 18 years at the time of the crime.”
Mr. Boumedouha pointed out that under the Iranian regime’s laws girls as young as nine and boys as young as 15 can be sentenced to death.
Since the release of Amnesty’s report on the alleged rise in executions, there has been a social media backlash at home against the use of capital punishment against minors, the International Business Times reported.

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Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

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.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

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