Thursday, February 07, 2008

Child offender facing execution-please take action


Behnam Zare' (18) is at risk of imminent execution for a murder committed when he was 15 years old.

Despite it's obligations under international law, specifically the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran remains one of just a handful of countries that continue to execute child offenders - people under the age of 18 at the time of their crime,

Reports suggest that Behnam Zare' is now facing execution within 72 hours, The order to carry out his execution has been sent to the prison where he is held.

Please urge the Iranian government to stop the execution without delay. Follow the link below and take action.

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