Iran: Two youths arrested at 17 face execution: Hossein Shahbazi and Arman Abdolali
Iranian young man Hossein Shahbazi is facing imminent execution for a crime that took place when he was just 17 years old. Despite a global outcry in late June 2021 against his planned execution, the Iranian authorities re-scheduled it for 25 July 2021. Arman Abdolali, another young man convicted and sentenced to death for a crime that took place when he was 17 years old, is also at risk of imminent execution after being retried and sentenced to death for a second time. Their trials were marred by serious violations, including the use of torture-tainted “confessions”.