Mohammad Hassan-zadeh, a 17 year old Iranian boy was executed this morning in the western city of Sanandaj. Mohammad was convicted of murder at the age of 15.
Mohammad’s name was not on the SCE list of 97 Iranian children facing death penalty in Iran and we had no knowledge of his case. It is highly likely that there are many other children facing execution whose name and whereabouts are unknown. Despite international condemnations, on a new killing spree Iran’s judiciary has started to execute more Iranian children.