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Iran’s hypocrisy exposed as scores of juvenile offenders condemned to gallows

Scores of youths in Iran are languishing on death row for crimes committed under the age of 18, said Amnesty…

January 25, 2016


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Growing Up on Death Row: The Death Penalty and Juvenile Offenders in Iran

Scores of youths in Iran are languishing on death row for crimes committed under the age of 18, said Amnesty…

January 25, 2016

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Iran: Renewed death sentences for juvenile offenders show ‘contempt’ for children’s rights

Iran cemented its shameful status as the world’s top official executioner of juvenile offenders after two young men were re-sentenced…

December 8, 2015

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Iran: Authorities must stop execution of young man convicted of murder in unfair trial

The execution of a 25-year-old man who has been sentenced to death after an unfair trial lacking basic safeguards would…

November 23, 2015

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Execution of two juvenile offenders in just a few days makes a mockery of Iran’s juvenile justice system

Reports have emerged of a second execution of a juvenile offender in Iran in just a few days Amnesty International…

October 14, 2015

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Imprisoned cartoonist subjected to forced virginity test in Iran

A recent revelation by satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani that she was forced to undergo a “virginity and pregnancy test,” prior…

October 9, 2015

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Iran: Indecency Trial of Jailed Cartoonist and Her Lawyer for Shaking Hands Absurd

The trial of satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani and her lawyer on a charge of “illegitimate sexual relations falling short of…

October 2, 2015

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Iran: Schoolteacher due to be executed at dawn

The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of Mahmoud Barati, a teacher who was convicted of drug-related offenses following…

September 8, 2015

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Iran: Halt execution of Kurdish man due to be carried out tomorrow morning

Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority has been transferred out of Oroumieh prison’s general ward and placed…

August 25, 2015

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Iran: Washington Post journalist on trial on ludicrous charges must be freed now

The Iranian authorities must end the farcical waiting game for the verdict in the case of Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian,…

August 19, 2015

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Iran: Juvenile offender due to be executed within days must be granted judicial review

The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the implementation of a death sentence for juvenile offender Salar Shadizadi, and ensure that…

August 7, 2015

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Iran’s ‘staggering’ execution spree: nearly 700 put to death in just over six months

The Iranian authorities are believed to have executed an astonishing 694 people between January 1 and July 15, 2015, said…

July 22, 2015