SCE – August 2008) Shortly after the end of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, Islamic regime of Iran received a Gold Medal granted by Stop Child Executions for earning the shameful rank of highest child executions in the world.
Iran is the only country in the world who has executed children in 2008. Two of the children were executed during the period of summer Olympics even without notifying their attorney and parents. As of now 6 children are known to have been executed in Iran in 2008, 10 in 2007 and 26 since 2005.
The use of the death penalty for crimes committed by people younger than 18 is prohibited under the international human rights laws.
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