Iran: Apeal failed. 17 year old boy to be executed


According to a report by Human Rights Reporters Committe in Iran, Amir Karim Bahram who was convicted of murder during a group fight four years ago when he was 17, has had his death sentence confirmed by appeal court. Karim is being held in Mahabad prison in northwest Iran.

Amir has denied the charge from the beginning and claims someone else is responsible for the crime. He did not have lawyer during his trial, and upon the request of victim’s family he was been sentenced to qesas.

It is feared that Amir’s death sentence be carried out soon.

In a phone call from prison Amir Karim stated that : ” I have no fear of death but he hopes that at least people of city of Mahabad become aware of his circumstances”