Following the Urgent Calls about the imminent executions of Mohammad Latif, Ali Mahin-Torabi and Hossein Haghi, the president of European Union issued the following statement. Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Stop Child Executions Campaign thank the European Union and its presidency for their immediate attention:
EU Presidency Statement on the Supreme Court's decision concerning the death sentences on Mohammad Latif, Ali Mahin Torabi and Hossein Haghi
The EU Presidency is deeply concerned about the decision by the Supreme Court concerning the death sentences on Mohammad Latif, Ali Mahin Torabi and Hossein Haghi.
The EU Presidency recalls Islamic Republic of Iran's international commitments and obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 37) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Article 6, n.5).
The EU Presidency calls upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to review the sentences on Mohammad Latif, Ali Mahin Torabi and Hossein Haghi under Islamic Republic of Iran's international commitments and obligations.
The EU Presidency calls on the Iranian authorities to approve by the due instances the new law on juvenile courts and to make sure that the waiver of the death sentences for minors and for crimes committed during childhood is clearly stated there.
The EU Presidency asks the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran to convey this message to the Majlis and the Guardians Council, as well as to the Judiciary.
The EU Presidency reiterates EU's longstanding opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances and strongly condemns the application of capital punishment to minors.
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