Iran ruled by the mullahs’ regime is no. 1 in juvenile executionPublished by International Liberty Association on April 17, 2016
Iran’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.