published on ’stop child execution’ sce news, on March 31, 2007 – Amnesty International (UK) increased it’s previous estimate of 21 Iranian youth on execution row up to 35.
Stop Child Executions Campaign, within less than one month of its inception, has located 32 minors with execution verdicts. The Iranian authorities have denied their execution of child offenders. On 20 January 2005 they reported to the Committee on the Rights of the Child that such executions had been suspended. On the very same day, Iman Farrokhi was hanged in Tehran for a crime he committed when he was 17. There are currently 29 names listed on THE ROW page of SCE campasite and 3 more being added:
Abbass Hosseini and Rasoul Mohammadi:
Abbass was sentenced to death for murdering a man in what he claims was self-defence.
Rasoul was sentenced with his father for a number of crimes they committed together. Both Abbass and Rasoul have received stays of execution, however Rasoul’s father was still publicly executed. In neither case have the Iranian authorities ruled out setting a new date for execution.
Vahid , 16 years old: Vahid was sentenced to death for the murder of a friend he alleges tried to sexually abuse him. There is no further information available on Vahid’s case, however we are calling on the Iranian government to release information about his trial and to commute his death sentence.
(Source: Amnesty International UK)