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EU urges Iran to stop child executions

Washington, 8 September (WashingtonTV)—The European Union on Tuesday voiced deep concern about reports of the imminent executions of three juvenile offenders in Iran.

“The EU notes that these executions would be a direct contravention of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s international commitments … prohibiting the execution of minors or people who have been convicted of crimes when they were minors,” the Swedish presidency of the EU said in a statement. The statement referred to the cases of Behnoud Shojaee, Reza Padashi and Hossein Haghi.

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Hossein Haghi faces imminent execution

Hossein Haghi is facing imminent execution for a murder committed when he was a 16-year-old boy. His case has been sent to the Office for the Implementation of Sentences in Tehran, which will set a date for his execution.

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