IRAN: JUVENILE OFFENDER HANGED
May 24, 2017:
A juvenile offender was hanged in the Central Prison of Karaj in the morning. The prisoner who is identified by a state run website as Asghar, was charged with a murder 30 years ago. At that time Asghar was 16 years old. (Sources: IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS, 25/05/2017)
According to the Iranian news website Namnak, Asghar had managed to escape 1,5 years after his arrest in late 1980’s, but was again arrested one year ago.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) calls for international condemnation of Iranian authorities’ execution of juvenile offenders. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: “Asghar is the third juvenile offender being executed in 2017. This is a clear violation of Iran’s international obligations and must be condemned by the international community. We especially call on the European Union to resume their pressure on the Iranian authorities in order to stop juvenile executions”.