World condemns Iran for 7th child execution this year

On Friday October 31st, SCE reported the execution of Gholamreza Saeedi  also referred to as Gholamreza H in Iran.
Stop Child Executions Organization, Government officals, and Human Rights organizations worldwide including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International condemn Iran for the 7th execution of a child this year. As reported by AI:

“Gholamreza H., an Afghan national, was aged 19 at the time of his execution but he was only 17 years of age, and so a juvenile, at the time of the crime of which he was convicted. This was the stabbing to death of another Afghan boy, Shir-Agha Hoseini, on 29 November 2006. Gholamreza H. was tried before Branch 17 of Esfahan’s Penal Court and sentenced to death. He is reported to have confessed to the killing, stating that the victim had been harassing his sister and insulting his honour, and that he had bought a knife, arranged to meet the boy and stabbed him. His sentence was upheld by Branch 33 of the Supreme Court and confirmed by Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the Head of the Judiciary. In a news release posted on its website, Esfahan’s Judiciary announced that Gholamreza H.’s execution was carried out on the morning of 29 October 2008. “

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