Thursday, July 27, 2006

In 2005 eight adolescents under 18 were executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
The Italian NGO organization, HANDS OFF CAIN which is in the forefront of the struggle against execution around the world, wrote in its’ annual report that in 2005 the Islamic regime executed at least eight adolescents under 18 years of age.

The human rights organization in its annual meeting, held in Rome, investigated the situation surrounding death sentences in various countries and in a report both, the Islamic Republic of Iran and China rank among the top countries with the largest number of executions in the past year.

According to this report, the Islamic Republic ranks second with 113 executions that were actually reported (very often executions are neither registered nor reported) while China ranking third, for highest statistics for execution in the world. READ MORE

Regarding the execution sentences in the Islamic Republic of Iran, one of the authorities of the Italian NGO said that in addition to last year’s executions, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the first 6 months of 2006 has executed another 87 people in Iran; he also added that it appears that the Islamic Republic of Iran has absolutely no intention of changing either.

The organization also expressed concern about the fate of a teenage girl who was sentenced to death in Iran; Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi is a young woman who at age 17 killed one of the 3 young men who attempted to rape her. The Islamic republic judiciary sentenced this unfortunate girl to death.