RIGHTS-IRAN: List Sheds Light on Death Row Children

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RIGHTS-IRAN: List Sheds Light on Death Row Children

Post  Tippa@4WardEver on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:59 pm

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - A human rights group has published the first detailed list of juvenile offenders on Iran's death row, finding that at least 114 children under the age of 18 are awaiting the ultimate penalty.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says that two child offenders have already been executed this year, and notes that Iran's judicial system is so opaque, it is unclear whether others on the list have already been put to death.

At least one of those awaiting execution, Ahmad Noorzehi, was just 12 years old at the time of his crime.

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