Iran: The last executioner of children

Report
January 1, 2011

Iran: The last executioner of children


36 Sa’id Arab from Golestan, who was sentenced to qesas for murder.

37 Hani Momeni Yasaqi from Golestan, who was sentenced to qesas by Gorgan General Court on 20 November 2004. Branch 26 of the Supreme Court upheld the sentence on 9 March 2005.

38 Sadegh Ahmadpour, who was sentenced to qesas for a killing committed when he was 17 by Branch 104 of Shahikord General Court. The sentence was upheld by Branch 27 of the Supreme Court on 22 July 2004.

39 Ahmad Jabari from Khuzestan, who was sentenced to qesas for a killing committed when he was 15. The sentence was upheld by Branch 29 of the Supreme Court.

40 Akoo Hosseini from Kordestan, who was sentenced to qesas for murder. The sentence was upheld by Branch 27 of the Supreme Court.

41 Gholam Nabi Barahouti from Yazd, who was sentenced to qesas for murder and theft, committed when he was 16, by Branch 10 of Yazd General Court on 6 February 2003. The sentence was upheld by Branch 27 of the Supreme Court.

42 Omaraddin Alkuzehi from Yazd, who was sentenced to qesas for murder committed when he was 17 by Branch 101 of Taft General Court on 31 December 2003. The sentence was upheld by Branch 26 of the Supreme Court.

43 Mostafa Sa’idi from Central Province, who was sentenced to qesas for murder in Saveh. The sentence was upheld by Branch 42 of the Supreme Court.

44 Zolf’ali Hamzeh from Central Province, who was sentenced to qesas for rape and murder by Branch 2 of Saveh General Court.

45 Omid Sarani from Sistan-Baluchistan, who was sentenced to qesas for a murder committed when he was 17, by Branch 102 of Zahedan General Court.

46 Ahmad Nourzahi from Sistan-Baluchistan, who was sentenced to death for carrying and supplying heroin, apparently when he was 12.

47 Na’im Kolb’ali from Sistan-Baluchistan, who was sentenced to qesas for drug addiction when he was 15, by Branch 102 of Zahedan General Court.

48 Habib Afsar from Qom, who was sentenced to qesas for a murder committed when he was 15.

49 Alireza Movassili Roudi from Qom, who was sentenced to death for a murder committed when he was 16.

50 Salman Akbari from Ardabil, who was sentenced to death by Bakhsh Arshaq General Court on 13 July 2003 for a killing committed when he was 17.

51-53 Mohammad Pezhman, Rahman Shahidi and Hasan Mozaffari from Bushehr, who were sentenced to death for rape.

54 Feyzollah Soltani, who was sentenced to death by a Revolutionary Court in Yazd for carrying and supplying drugs, and drug addiction.

55 Khodamorad Shahemzadeh, who was sentenced to death in Zahedan for carrying and supplying narcotics following his arrest in July 2005 when he was 17.

56 Hamzeh Setani was sentenced to qesas for murder when he was only 17.

57 Beniamin Rasouli, aged 17

58 Hossein Toranj, aged 17

59 Hossein Haghi, aged 17

60 Morteza Feizi, aged 16

61 Sa’eed Jazee, aged 17

62 Milad Bakhtiari, aged 16

63 Farshad Sa’eedi, aged 17

64 Mahmoud, aged 17

65 Saber77

66 Sajjad, aged 17

67 Farzad, aged 15

68 Asghar, aged 16

69 Iman, aged 17, Golpaigan city

70 Mohammad Jahedi78

71 Masoud, aged 17

Endnotes

1 In the Iranian legal system, there is a distinction between cases where the penalty is "execution" (hokm-e ‘edam) and qesas, retribution in kind, which is the penalty for murder. Iranian officials exclude qesas cases from the category of "execution", but international law does not make this distinction because in both cases convicts are put to death by the state. In this report, "execution" is used to refer to all death sentences imposed in Iran, whether for murder or other types of crime.