“ Where historically or geographically a 21 year old youth is considered a child, an expression that these nanny’s kinder than mother are using?” they asked in their statement. “Execution for sexual crimes from the standpoint of a Muslim is valid without a doubt” and the objections have no “religious, sharia or legal” basis, they added.
In her blog, Mitra Kahalatbari the reporter of Etemaad-Meli newspaper who has been following Makwan’s case responded to the letter by asking: if Makwan was such an experienced villain “why did the population of town of Paveh attended his funeral to the extent that the whole town was nearly closed? Isn’t it strange that people would attend the funeral of a local villain while they should have been pleased to hear of the news of his execution?”
She further asked:” Why are you mixing things up? What we are asking is that you comply with what you have agreed to (ICCPR and CRC) which is about not executing child offenders under 18. That does not mean that you wait untill a 15 year old grows to be 20 and then execute him!”. She also questioned the validity of the local judiciary’s claim that they had no order from Iran’s head of judiciary to halt the execution!
In another news the father of Makwan stated that prior to burial they noticed that both of Makwan’s arms were broken. “This shows that even Makwan was unaware of his execution” and he must have struggled not to be taken for execution.
Makwan must have been in crucial pain from two broken arms while being executed. Such torturous and inhumane treatment of prisoners by the authorities of the Islamic regime in Iran is a gross violation oh human rights.
The execution of Makwan Moloudzadeh was strongly condemned by UN human rights commissioner and worldwide.