The execution of two juveniles in one week in Iran
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On August 28, 2008
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Remember 26 August as the day the Islamic regime of Iran shamelessly executed 18 year old Behnam Zare in Shiraz prison. Zare’s family and his lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, only learned of Zare’s execution after the fact. Zare’s family and lawyer had been trying to reach a settlement with the victim’s family at the time of the execution.
It is the execution of the sixth juvenile offender this year and 26th since 2005. They killed Reza Hajazi on August 19 in Isfahan.
According to Human Rights Watch, child executions are on the rise in Iran. There are more than 130 other prisoners facing death for crimes committed while children.