2 Prisoners Including a Juvenile Offender Executed in Kerman

HRANA News Agency – Two young prisoner, one of whom was 16 at the time of arrest after an unsuccessful attempt to obtain the consent of the next of kin by lawyers and civil society activists were hanged in the prison of Kerman.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 16, 2017, two prisoners with the identities of Arman Bahr Asemani, born on February 10, 1997, who had killed his cousin in Jiroft in 2012 when he was 16 along with the other prisoner, “Shamsollah, R”, 23, from Sirjan after an unsuccessful attempt to obtain the consent of the next of kin by the lawyers and civil society activists were hanged in the prison of Kerman.

Official media had previously reported the execution of Shamsollah, but remained silent about the execution of the juvenile offender.

It should be noted that Iranian law considers criminal penalties age for children as 15 years for boys and 9 years for girls. However, the International conventions prohibit the execution of persons under eighteen years old.

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