Two Teenagers at Risk of Execution for Crimes Committed 4 Years AgoPublished by Tirdad on February 18, 2019
The family of a young man who was sentenced to death at 15 years old were informed by prison authorities that their son would be executed soon.
The man was sentenced to death in Iran despite the provincial state medical examiner’s report that Mohammad Kalhori was not mentally mature when he allegedly committed murder.
Kalhori’s attorney, Hassan Aghakhani, said: “According to the State forensic institution, Mohammad suffers from mental disorder and the medical commission also confirmed that. He was 15 when the murder happened. He is also depressed, but unfortunately his family did not notice it.”
In September 2016, Branch 2 of the Criminal Court in Lorestan sentenced Kalhori, who was born in March 1998, to death for murdering his teacher in November 2014.
Another juvenile offender Shayan Saeedpour, who was sentenced to death in Iran while under the age of 18, has been transferred to another prison in Kurdistan Province, raising fears he could soon be executed.
Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against the young man.
Born in 1997, Shayan Saeedpour is convicted of killing a man on 16 August, 2015, while under the age of 18.
Saeedpour has been held in jail since then. Alongside the fact that he was a juvenile, Saeedpour has been under psychiatric care and attempted suicide on numerous occasions.
ILA produced several documentaries about the pressing issue of execution of juveniles in Iran. These short documentaries were provided and broadcast into Iran.