IRAN: JUVENILE OFFENDER EXECUTED
June 27, 2018:
According to Amnesty International sources, Abolfazl Chazani Sharahi, a juvenile offender charged with murder at the age of 15, was executed at Qom Central Prison. (Source: Iran Human Rights, June 28, 2018)
This is the fourth juvenile offender executed in Iran since the beginning of 2018.
Abolfazl Chazani Sharahi, son of Asghar, was born on January 19, 1999, and he was only 15 at the time of the crime.
Abolfazl was examined by a forensic physician at the request of his public defender on July 20, 2014. According to the report, “The defendant, 15 years and five months old, committed murder in the winter last year and he is mentally mature and understands the nature of his action (murder).”
According to an estimation by Iran Human Rights, currently, more than 100 juvenile offenders are on death row in Iran’s prisons.