Monday, October 10, 2005

Regime refuses to stop the execution of a teenager

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
The regime has refused to stop the execution of yet another teenager, despite the urgent action statements of international human rights organization against the ongoing executions of Iranian youth, specifically those under the age of 18.

The regime-run newspaper entitled IRAN, in its Saturday, Oct. 10th issue wrote: "A boy who was found guilty of murder of an acquaintance has been sentenced to death. The 17 year old boy was found guilty by a judiciary committee."

Editor's note: The defendant who had become involved in an altercation with a girl was later attacked by a group of boys who were getting even with him for quarreling with the girl. The defendant fought back in self-defense and killed one of his attackers.