IRAN. MAN TO BE HANGED FOR MURDER COMMITTED AT 17
May 20, 2008: Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi approved the death sentence for a man who committed murder at the age of 17, Fars news agency reported.
Saeed Jazi, who had stabbed a man to death in 2003, will be hanged soon if the victim's family does not pardon him.
"The qisas (execution) verdict was sent to the judiciary chief's office to ask for permission. It was approved by Ayatollah Shahroudi," Fars said.
Jazi had got into a fight with the victim, who worked at his friend's deli, over snatching a sandwich from the counter. The victim called him names and punched him in the mouth, the report said. (Fonti: Agence France Presse, 20/05/2008)