Iran’s superior court approves execution of 17 year old


According to Iran’s ISCA News Agency , death sentence of 19 year old Hossein (last name not reported) was approved on by Branch 31 of Iran’s supreme court. Hossein was sentenced to death for allegedly killing 30 year old Ali by a fruit knife during a group street fight on November 9, 2006. Hoseein claims that his confession was obtained under pressure and was not guilty, although few witnesses in court have testified against him.