A juvenile offender will be hanged next week

HRANA News Agency – A juvenile offender who has spent 10 years in prison for a crime committed at the age of eight will be hanged next week in Tehran.

According to a report by Shargh Newspaper, the plaintiff has demanded approximately $500,000 in reparation before giving the required consent for the sentence to be commuted.  Iranian criminal law allows death penalty for children, but the sentence can be carried out only after the child reaches 18 .

On Friday, July 5, 2013, a play will be held at Arasbaran Cultural Center in Tehran to collect donations for the defendant.  The show, titled the Blue Sensation of Death, is about imprisoned juvenile offenders.

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