IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED FOR MURDER COMMITTED AT AGE 14
September 23, 2013: According to the local newspaper, "Kazeroun-e-ma", an 18-year-old, who was convicted of committing a murder when he was 14, was executed in Kazeroun last week. The boy was not identified by name in the report.
Iran has ratified the United Nationâs Convention on the Rights of the Child, which bans the death penalty for offences committed under 18 years of age. However, Iran is still one of few countries executing minors. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 23/09/2013)