ITALY TO UN ON IRAN EXECUTING MINORS
February 15, 2010: Italy voiced "serious concern" to the United Nations over Iran's "systematic" use of capital punishment, especially against minors.
"We urge a ban on executing minors," said Italy's ambassador to the UN organisations based in Geneva, Laura Mirachian.
Taking part in a debate on human rights in Iran, Mirachian repeated Italy's longstanding call for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty pending its eventual abolition.
The debate took place at the UN Council for Human Rights. (Sources: ANSA, 15/02/2010)