Iran: We don’t execute Juveniles

Occupied Ahwaz / Iran:

A fifteen year old Afghani juvenile¬†identified as Jannat Mir was among six other Afghani citizens who were executed in the Dastgerd prison of Isfahan on April. Jannat was convicted of drug-related charges and wasn’t given access to be represented by a legal counsel (as usual).

Iranian authorities claim that juveniles are not executed in Iran and that these allegations are being shopped by the haters of the “Islamic” republic and some terrorist groups whom are trying to defame the reputation of Iran!

This is the seventh juvenile to be executed in Iran till now in the year 2014, and this happened right after Rouhani’s famous speech about respecting Human Rights in Iran and how other countries should follow Iran in her accomplishments in the Human Rights field!

Iran leads the world in executing juveniles; at least twenty juveniles were executed in 2008, thirty three in 2009 and more in 2010 till 2014 and still continuing!

The juvenile death penalty is prohibited in International law, and the prohibition is absolute. Both the Convention on the Rights of the Child -CRC and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – ICCPR specifically prohibit capital punishment of persons under 18 at the time of the offense. These provisions reflect the reality that juveniles are different from adults, and lack experience, judgment, maturity, and restraint of an adult.

Iran ratified the ICCPR in 1975 and the CRC in 1994 though but with no consideration and respect to what has been ratified.

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Monitoring Human Rights violations committed by the Iranian Government.

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