Amnesty International Report Reveals Dozens Of Juvenile Offenders Are Facing Execution In Iran

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Amnesty International Report Reveals Dozens Of Juvenile Offenders Are Facing Execution In Iran

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:05 pm

Children as young as nine are facing the death penalty in Iran, a damning new report reveals. Dozens of juvenile offenders are currently sitting on death row, despite Iran’s claims to have “reformed” the way it deals with alleged capital crimes by under-18s, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty's latest report details the names and locations of 49 juvenile offenders currently facing execution. UN figures indicate that at least 160 may be on death row, although Amnesty believes the number is likely to be much higher.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/26/amnesty-international-iran-juvenile-offenders-execution_n_9073204.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Re: Amnesty International Report Reveals Dozens Of Juvenile Offenders Are Facing Execution In Iran

Post by Irn Bru on Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:29 am

Didge wrote:Children as young as nine are facing the death penalty in Iran, a damning new report reveals. Dozens of juvenile offenders are currently sitting on death row, despite Iran’s claims to have “reformed” the way it deals with alleged capital crimes by under-18s, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty's latest report details the names and locations of 49 juvenile offenders currently facing execution. UN figures indicate that at least 160 may be on death row, although Amnesty believes the number is likely to be much higher.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/26/amnesty-international-iran-juvenile-offenders-execution_n_9073204.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Iran needs to do more to stop this practice of executing children and comply with international law. Rouhani did get something changed in having children tried in juvenile courts instead of adult courts but according to Amnesty’s report it has changed nothing as far as I can see. He has a tough job on his hands due to opposition from ultra-conservative groups in Iran who are still stuck in the past.
Every country has a duty to ensure that the rights of children are observed in accordance with international law at all times and Iran like everywhere else is no different.

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