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EU Urges Iran to Halt the Execution of Saman Naseem

Posted on: 19th February, 2015
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Statement of the spokesperson of EU on the case of Mr Samar Naseem:

According to reports, the Iranian authorities are about to execute Mr Saman Naseenm, who was apparently a minor at the time of the crime for which he has been convicted.

We call on the Iranian authorities to abide by international human rights law, under which the execution of juvenile offenders is a violation of international minimum standards, and not to carry out the execution of Mr Naseem or any other juvenile offender.

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