A Juvenile Offender on Death Row since 11 Years Ago

Posted on: 10th September, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – Yahya Firouzi is involved in a murder case with his older brother when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and then to death. He is still being kept in an undecided condition and the complaints in the case has changed their address and are not willing to follow-up this case.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Yahya Firouzi was born on April 29, 1998 in Sagan-Oulia village in Gilan-e-Gharb territory. He committed a murder in December 2006 when he was 17 years old, along with his brother Lotfollah, who was 27 at the time.

Yahya was arrested and tried on charge of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison but the supreme court changed this charge to assistance in murder and he was sentenced to death as well.

Now after 11 years of imprisonment, he is still in an undecided condition in Raaei Shahr prison of Karaj. The complaints of the case has changed their address and are not willing to follow-up the case.

Yahya has been deprived of having a lawyer in all stages of the case process.

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