Thursday, May 30, 2019

IRAN: Juvenile Faces Execution - NEWS


According to IHR sources, Danial Zeinolabedini is scheduled to be executed after Ramadan, Muslims’ month of fasting, which ends in the first week of June. Danial was along with three others charged with murdering a man identified as Sadegh Barmaki. 

Forensics announced that Mr Barmaki had died as a result of burn injuries. Danial has repeatedly said that he did not play a role in causing the burn injuries. However, the judge’s understanding is that Mr Barmaki was killed before his body was set on fire. 

Nevertheless, Danial is a juvenile offender. Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Iran has ratified, the Iranian authorities have an obligation to not issue the death sentence for offenses committed under the age of 18.