Hanging of Man Arrested as a Teenager Looms Amid Spike in Juvenile Executions
February 2, 2017
The Iranian authorities must immediately stop the execution of a man arrested for a crime committed while he was 17 years old, said Amnesty International, ahead of his scheduled execution on 11 February. Hamid Ahmadi’s execution was initially scheduled for 4 February but his family were informed today that it has been postponed by a week.
Over the past month the Iranian authorities have executed two other young men arrested as children and scheduled a third which was halted at the last minute.