UN experts decry imminent execution of Iranian child offender
UN human rights experts have expressed dismay at a decision by Iran’s judiciary to press forward with the execution of a juvenile offender, despite repeated calls to halt the killing.
Hossein Shahbazi was 17 years old when he was arrested for the fatal stabbing of a classmate during a brawl.
According to the experts, another juvenile offender was executed in November.
More than 85 people who committed crimes while children are currently on death row in Iran.