Amnesty International, April 11 2021.
Amnesty International urges the head of Iran’ judiciary to immediately halt the planned execution of a man sentenced to death for the rape of a child. Yesterday, Iranian officials transferred Farhad Salehi Jabehdar, 30, to solitary confinement in the Central Prison of Karaj in Alborz province in preparation for his execution. His execution is scheduled to take place at dawn on 13 April.
The organization recalls that, in addition to the fact that the use of the death penalty for the crime of rape is prohibited under international law, the death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and is never the answer.
The Iranian authorities have scheduled the execution of Farhad Salehi Jabehdar even though a request for a judicial review of his case is pending before the Supreme Court. The child’s parent has formally requested the authorities not to impose the death penalty on Farhad Salehi Jabehdar.
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