Human rights organization: Iran secretly executes 100 youths annually
Human rights groups estimate that around 100 young people are secretly executed in Iran each year in violation of international law, according to the British newspaper, The Times.
ونسبت newspaper According to the annual report of human rights activists in Iran, as of the 9th of last October, this country witnessed the execution of 299 citizens, and that there are more than 85 people on death row for crimes they allegedly committed in childhood.
The organization accused the Iranian judicial authorities of not publishing more than 82% of the executions in public, noting that secret executions included both juveniles and adults, and that the number of young people who are hanged annually can be estimated at 100.
The organization said that, in many cases, confessions were extracted under torture and after long periods of solitary confinement.
She pointed out that, according to Islamic law in Iran, cases of murder and some other crimes that are punishable by death, boys over the age of 15 and girls over the age of nine may be punished the same as adults, and then they are executed, knowing that the law The International Criminal Court prohibits the death penalty for crimes committed before the age of 18.
The newspaper quoted Kazem Gharibabadi, secretary of the Supreme Council for Human Rights in Iran and one of Iran’s former representatives to the United Nations, as saying recently that the implementation of the death penalty against minors is not illegal and does not contradict any of Iran’s international obligations.
The Times said that Abadi made these statements last November in response to a statement issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in which he spoke of “deep flaws in the juvenile justice system in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, following the execution of Arman Abdelali, who was convicted For a murder committed when he was 17 years old, he was executed at dawn on November 24.