A Juvenile is in Danger of Imminent Execution

December 16: The #juvenile #offender Mohammad Reza Haddadi is in danger of imminent #execution. Haddadi is currently being held at the #Adelabad Prison of #Shiraz (southern Iran) where several other minor offenders are being held.

Mohammad Reza Haddadi was sentenced to #death in 2004 for a #murder he allegedly committed when he was 15. His death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court in July 2005. His scheduled execution has been postponed four times in 2008 and 2009. There is serious concern that Mohammad Raza’s execution might be implemented in the near future.

The most funny thing is that Iran has ratified the #UN #convention on #right_of_the_child, but as usual compared to other conventions, nothing is implemented. Iran remains as one of the few countries still executing juvenile offenders. Earlier this year an 18 year old boy was executed in #Kazeroun (Fars Province) for an offense committed when he was 14.


#Monitoring_Human_Rights_violation committed by the #Iranian_Government.

Mouaaz Al Ajami

Beirut, Lebanon


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