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Possible Juvenile Offender Hanged in Iran

29 Jul 19
Possible  Juvenile Offender Hanged in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 29, 2019: A young man who probably was a juvenile at the time of committing a murder, was executed at the Iranian northern city of Nur on Sunday morning.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, on the morning of Sunday, July 28, a man was hanged at Nur prison for murder charges. 

Nur city’s attorney general said the man was 23 at the time of the execution. “The youngster stabbed and killed a 19-year-old man five years ago.”

However, according to a Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA) report, the prisoner was 16 at the time of the crime. HRANA identified the man as Touraj Ghassemi. 

According to the IHR statistic department, at least 110 people were executed in Iran in the first half of 2019. There were two juvenile-offenders among the prisoners who have been executed in the first half of 2019 in Iran.