Three more youth sentenced to death in Iran


Stop Child Executions Campaign was informed today that three more Iranian children are facing imminent executions. The execution verdict of all three were approved by superior court of Islamic regime in Iran and their files were sent to the head of judiciary, Ayatollah Shahrudi for final approval.

AMIR AMROLAHI who is now 18 years old is sentenced to death for the murder of another boy during a fight at the age of 16. Other two boys RAHIM AHMADI and MOHAMMADREZA HADDADI are also sentenced to death for other alleged crimes at the age of 16. (More details and urgent action reports to follow.)

As a state party to both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Iran has undertaken not to execute child offenders. However, since 1990, the ruling Islamic regime in Iran has executed at least 30 juvenile offenders, including more than 6 in 2007. 86 youth are now recorded by SCE to be on death row in Iran for alleged crimes before the age of 18. This number may be even higher as according to reports, at least a further 15 Afghan child offenders may be under sentence of death. According to the recent statistics provided by an Iranian police official about 170 children can be facing execution in Iran. There has been a surge in processing the children’s file for execution. SCE issued SEVEN  URGENT CALLS  IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER  for Ali Mahin-Torabi, Mohammad Latif, Delara DarabiHossein HaghiBehnoodAli and Saeed Jazee.


Iran has broken the world records in 2007 with at least 297 recorded executions comparing to 177 in 2006. One man was stonned to death in Iran in 2007. Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi‘s human rights group on Wednesday protesting against the amputation of hands and feet of 5 men as a punishment last week, warned:  “Unfortunately, the violation of human rights in Iran has not only been expanded in some fields, it has also found new dimensions,”  Last week two men were also sentenced to death by being dropped from height.

As of January 12, 2008 Stop Child Executions Campaign has recorded 91 children facing executions worldwide: 86 in Iran, 2 in Saudi Arabia, 2 in Sudan and 1 in Yemen.

In 2007 at least 7 were reported to have been executed : 6 in Iran and 1 in Saudi Arabia. Three are known to have been saved from execution: 2 in Iran and 1 in Yemen.

FACING EXECUTION, age at time of alleged crime :

IRAN (86)
 

Girls (3):

  • Delara Darabi, 17
  • Soghra Najafpour, 13
  • Nazbibi Ateshbejan, 16

Boys (83):

  • Abbass Hosseini, 17
  • Abdolkhaleq Rakhshani
  • Ahmad, 17
  • Ahmad Jabari, 15
  • Ahmad Nourzahi, 12
  • Akoo Hosseini
  • Ali
  • Ali Alijan, 17
  • Ali Mahin Torabi, 16
  • Ali Norumohammadi, 16
  • Ali Shabehzadeh, 17
  • Alireza Movassili Roudi, 16
  • Amir Amrollahi, 16
  • Amir Calehchaleh, 17
  • Asghar, 16
  • Behador Khaleqi, 16
  • Behnam Zare, 15
  • Behnood, 17
  • Beniamin Rasouli, 17
  • Farshad Sa’eedi, 17
  • Farzad, 15
  • Feyz Mohammad, 16
  • Feyzollah Soltani
  • Gholam Nabi Barahouti, 16
  • Habib Afsar, 15
  • Hamed, 15
  • Hamid, 17
  • Hamid Reza, 14
  • Hamzeh S., 17
  • Hani Momeni Yasaqi
  • Hasan Mozaffari
  • Hedayat Niroumand, 14 or 15
  • Hossein Haghi, 17
  • Hossein Toranj, 17
  • Iman, 17
  • Khodamorad Shahemzadeh, 17
  • Khosrow, 16
  • Mahmoud, 17
  • Masoud, 17
  • Mehdi, 16
  • Mehyar Haghgoo, 17
  • Mehyar Anvari, 17
  • Milad Bakhtiari, 16
  • Mohammad Ahmadi 16
  • Mohammad Ghos, 17
  • Mohammad Jahedi
  • Mohammad Jamali Paghale, 15
  • Mohammad Latif, 14
  • Mohammad Mavari, 16
  • Mohammad Pezhman
  • Mohammadreza Haddadi, 16
  • Morteza Feizi, 16
  • Mosleh Zamani 17
  • Mostafa, 16
  • Mostafa Sa’idi
  • Nabavat Baba’I, 17
  • Na’im Kolb’ali, 15
  • Naser Qasemi, 15
  • Ne’mat, 15
  • Nosrat, 15
  • Omarraddin Alkuzehi, 17
  • Omid Sarani, 17
  • Rahim Ahmadi, 16
  • Rahman Shahidi
  • Rasoul Eyvatvandi, 17
  • Rasoul Mohammadi, 17
  • Rasoul Nouriyani
  • Rasoul Safari, 17
  • Reza,16
  • Reza Alinejad, 17
  • Reza Padashi, 16
  • Saber
  • Sadegh Ahmadpour, 17
  • Saeed Jazee, 17
  • Safar Angooti, 17
  • Sa’id Arab
  • Sajjad, 17
  • Salman Akbari, 17
  • Shahram Pourmansouri, 17
  • Siyavash Shirnejad
  • Vahid, 16
  • Zolf’ali Hamzeh,

SAUDI ARABIA (2):

  • Rizana Nafeek (female – 17)
  • Sultan Kohail (male – 16)

SUDAN (2):

  • Abdelrhman Zakaria Mohamed (male – 16)
  • Ahmed Abdullah Suleiman (male – 16)

YEMEN (1):

  • Hafez Ibrahim (male – 16)

Recorded Child Executions in 2007:

IRAN (8)

  • Makwan Moloudzadeh Male-17 (executed on December 5, 2007)
  • Mohammad Mousavi, Male-16 (Mohammad is listed on SCE petition but he was executed on April 22, 2007)
  • Saeed Kamberzai, Male-17 (executed on May 28, 2007)
  • Babak Rahimi, Male-17 (executed on October 17, 2007)
  • Hossein Gharabaghloo, Male-16 (executed on October 17, 2007)
  • Mohammad Reza Turk (executed on November 15, 2007)
  • 2 Afghan Boys executed in Iran (reported by BBC and Afghanistan Independent human rights commission)

SAUDI ARABIA (1)

  • Dhahian Rakan al-Sibai’i Male-15 (executed on July 21, 2007)


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