IRAN. 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLBOY SENTENCED TO DEATH
February 15, 2006: a 15-year-old schoolboy has been sentenced to death accused of murder, government-run websites announced.
The teenage boy, only identified by his first name Mohammad, was originally sentenced by the Supreme Court to serve five years behind bars and pay blood-money for allegedly stabbing to death a friend after a scuffle.
An appellate court, however, raised his sentence to death by hanging. (Sources: Iran focus, 15/02/06)