Hanging of a juvenile in Iran condemned by UN experts

executions in Iran

The hanging of a teenage boy in Iran has been condemned by four United Nations independent human rights experts.

The experts have expressed their outrage at the execution of minors in Iran despite international calls for a moratorium.

Charles Appel reports.

Seventeen-year old Alireza Molla Soltani was convicted and sentenced to death last month for stabbing a popular athlete.

He was publicly hanged on Wednesday.

The United Nations independent experts say that this year alone, four juveniles under the age of 18 years have been executed in public in Iran.

In addition, more than 200 people have been executed, the majority of whom were charged with drug-related offences.

The experts have called on Iranian authorities to immediately implement a moratorium on the death penalty particularly in drug-related and juvenile cases.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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