IRAN: JUVENILE OFFENDER SENTENCED TO DEATH
November 5, 2018:
According to the Iranian newspaper Javan, a prisoner was sentenced to qisas (retribution in kind) on a murder charge, IHR reported on 1 November 2018. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 01/11/2018)
The newspaper published the prisoner’s first name as Pouyan and emphasised that he killed a person during a fight at the age of 17. Branch 7 of Tehran’s Criminal Court issued the verdict, however, the paper did not reveal any information about the date of the hearing and issuance of the verdict.