As state party to the Article 6 (5) of the ICCPR and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Iran’s government is forbidden to carry out executions of those guilty of crimes below the age of 18 years. Not only does Iran’s judiciary continue to violate international laws but they even continue to violate their own laws. The heartless judiciary of the Islamic Regime in Iran did not even inform Reza Hejazi’s attorney Mohammad Mostafaei 48 hours in advance of the planned execution, as required by Iran’s own law. Informed by Reza Hejazi’s parents, Mr. Mostafaei traveled to the city of Isfahan and inquired about the execution. He was assured by the authorities that Reza’s execution was halted but on his way back to the city of Tehran he was notified that Amir was executed. Exactly at the same time that they blatantly lied to Mr. Mostafaei, they were preparing Reza’s execution which happed an hour later.
Before Reza’s execution, his attorney Mohammad Mostafaei in a phone interview complained about the lack of due process and proper notification -which is the most basic human right of a prisoner before execution. He said: ” The only authority who can really order a halt to all child executions is Iran’s head of judiciary, Ayatollah Shahrudi.” . He added:”They did not even give us time to properly mediate with the victim’s family… …Unfortunately I don’t understand why they have such a rush to exercise the executions faster than other verdicts…I don’t understand what is the benefit to them in rushing to implement executions?!”. In his blog after news of Amir’s execution he wrote: ” I have a lot to say from the fact that Amir’s execution was not communicated to me, to why the prison authorities misinformed me about their intent to that fact that Reza did not deserve to die”
Stop Child Execution has been documenting all child executions and every case of injustice with the name of the judges and those directly responsible. Someday Iran’s officials and judiciary themselves will stand trial for their violation of children and human rights and their crimes against humanity.