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Iran: a teenage boy was sent to gallows


Execution of a juvenile in Iran
Execution of a juvenile in Iran
According to human rights activists in Iran, a teenage boy identified as Fardin Jaffarian, 18, was hanged early Saturday morning in Tabriz Central prison. Fardin was 14 years old at the time of offence.
Iranian regime is the signatory to the International Covenant on the Protection of Children’s right. The treaty was signed by Iran on 5 Sept. 1991 and ratified by the parliament on 20, Feb. 1994. According to article 37 of this international covenant carrying out execution and long term imprisonment and life without the chance of freedom for children under age of 18 is illegal.


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