Nobel Peace Laureate condemns child executions

Nobel Peace Laureate condemns child executions
by SCE Campaign

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In a report by AFP today, nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and her human rights group spoke out against the execution of 4 minors:

"Four minors who were under 18 at the time of committing the crimes have been hanged," the group said in a report on the status of human rights in Iran for three months to September.

The AFP report went on to say:

The conservative judiciary maintains that minors are not executed, and Iran is a party to international conventions on child rights, whose signatories commit not to execute convicts who were under 18 at the time of an offence.  Ebadi's rights group report identified the four as Rahman Shahidi and Hassan Mozaffar, who were hanged in the southern port city of Bushehr, Reza Hejazi who was executed in the central city of Isfahan and Behnam Zaree, executed in the southern city of Shiraz.

Shirin Ebadi is number  5805th person to sign the Stop Child Executions petition.


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