Iran: Teenager Sentenced To 100 LashesPublished by Tirdad on July 22, 2019
Iran: Teenager Sentenced To 100 Lashes
The Iran Judiciary sentenced a 17 year old boy to 100 lashes for an alleged crime.
According to ROKNA, Ramin said he had not abused the 11 year old boy and the boy’s parents retracted their lawsuit against him. But Tehran Criminal court sentenced Ramin to 100 lashes on 15 July.
Juveniles have been punished or even executed regularly since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran since 1979. Under Iranian Sharia law, the age for legally defining adulthood is determined by puberty, 15 for boys and nine for girls.
Iran also has the highest rate of juvenile executions in the world, with seven confirmed executions of minors in 2018.
Iran continues to execute juveniles despite being a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international human rights treaty that forbids capital punishment for anyone under 18.
In 2018, Iranian authorities publicly flogged a man for drinking alcohol ion 2008 at a wedding, a decade ago, when he was a teenager.
The man was 14 or 15 years old when he consumed alcohol at the marriage party. In November 2018, he received 80 lashes on his back in Niazmand Square in the city of Kashmar.
Philip Luther, research and advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International Said: “The circumstances of this case are absolutely shocking, representing another horrific example of the Iranian authorities’ warped priorities. No one, regardless of age, should be subjected to flogging; that a child was prosecuted for consuming alcohol and sentenced to 80 lashes beggars’ belief” .