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Another Juvenile Execution in Iran

5 Jul 14
Another Juvenile Execution in Iran

Despite international protests, Iranian authorities have executed at least 8 prisoners charged with offences committed at under 18 years of age in 2014.   Iran Human Rights, July 5, 2014: A juvenile offender was executed in the prison of Tabriz (Northwestern Iran) in the month of June, according to unofficial sources. According to the website Oyannews the prisoner was identified as "Amir Sardhaei" convicted of a murder committed when he was under 18 years of age. The execution was carried out on Monday June 9, in the prison of Tabriz, said the report.

This report has been confirmed by several independent sources. Oyannews also reported about another execution on Saturday June 7 in Tabriz. According to this report the prisoner identified as Ali Feizollahi, was charged with murder and executed after 6 years of imprisonment. According to reports published by Iran Human Rights (IHR) at least 8 juvenile offenders have been executed in 2014 in Iran.