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UN Rights Chief Condemns Iranian Execution of Child Offender

FILE – United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

January 01, 2021 – By Lisa Schlein – VOA- GENEVA – U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has strongly condemned the Iranian execution Thursday of Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee, the country’s fourth confirmed execution of a child offender in 2020.  Read more

Iran to execute man arrested as teenager, Amnesty says

Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee, who was arrested at the age of 16, has spent more than a decade on death row.

An exhibition calls for an end to executions in Iran on Trafalgar Square on Oct. 10, 2020, in London, England. Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images.

Dec 18, 2020 – Al-Monitor – Amnesty International is urging the Iranian government to call off plans to execute a man for a crime that took place when he was a teenager and whose trial the rights group said was grossly unfair.

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Iran Urged To Halt Execution Of Juvenile Offender

07-15-2014 – RTT News – Prominent rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday urged Iran to halt the execution of a young man who was a child at the time of his alleged crime. The rights group stressed that Iranian authorities must act to reverse a disturbing rise in the execution of juvenile offenders, noting that at least eight individuals being put to death in the first half of 2014 for crimes allegedly committed when they were below the age of 18.

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