Archive for October 2019

UN expert: Iran executes children in violation of rights law

Javaid Rehman

Javaid Rehman

OCT. 23, 2019- The san Diego Union Tribune-UNITED NATIONS- By EDITH M. LEDERERASSOCIATED PRESS – Iran executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18, a U.N. independent human rights expert said Wednesday.

Javaid Rehman also told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee that he has “credible information” there are at least 90 child offenders currently on death row in Iran.

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