Iran General News Man hanged in Iran for allegedly committing crime aged...

Man hanged in Iran for allegedly committing crime aged 16

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 27 – Authorities hanged a young man on Tuesday in a prison in central Iran for a crime allegedly committed when he was 16 years old, state media and human rights activists said on Wednesday. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Feb. 27 – Authorities hanged a young man on Tuesday in a prison in central Iran for a crime allegedly committed when he was 16 years old, state media and human rights activists said on Wednesday.

The state-run daily Etemad identified the young man only by his first name Javad. Iran Focus has learnt from human rights campaigners that his full name is Javad Shojaee.

Shojaee was accused of stabbing an older man during a skirmish as he was returning from school in the city of Isfahan in March 1997. He was 16 at the time.

Human rights campaigners told Iran Focus that United Nations officials had contacted the Iranian mission in Geneva on Monday and sought the execution be put off.

He was hanged at dawn on Tuesday in a prison in Isfahan.

At least eight other individuals who allegedly committed crimes when they were between 15 to 16 years old are currently on death row in the same prison, activists said.

They include Ahmad Mortazavian, Reza Hejazi, Iman Hashemi, Reza Bikesan, Hamid Bikesan, Behnoud Shojaee, Benyamin Rasouli, and Ali Mahin Torabi.

Latest news

Iranian Officials Use Stock Market to Plunder People’s Money

These days, the drop in Iran’s stock index has intensified people’s anger at the government’s economic mismanagement, a phenomenon...

One Million Iranian Women Lose Jobs Because of COVID

In the past eleven months, many Iranian breadwinners have lost their employment due to the coronavirus outbreak, which imposed...

Western Policymakers Ignore Iran-Al Qaeda Relationship at Their Peril

In a recent speech, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Western policymakers have been wrong to...

Tehran Plays ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ with the West

Iranian authorities are masters at the “good cop, bad cop” strategy, a method of alternating threats and friendly gestures...

Iran Commits to Provocation Ahead of Start Date for New U.S. President

On Wednesday, January 13, South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jung-Kun met with a number of Iranian officials in...

Tehran Continues Abusing Prisoners

Regarding the horrible situation of human rights in Iran in 2020, the Iran Human Rights Monitor Iran-HRM.com provided a...

Must read

North Korea denies nuclear cooperation with Iran

Reuters: North Korea on Saturday dismissed speculation it was...

Russian company: US sanctions bar Iran plane deal

Reuters: U.S. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you