Execution of tortured youth highlights cruelty of Iran’s qesas system

The execution on 24 November 2021 of Arman Abdolali, a 25-year-old man sentenced to death for a crime that took place when he was a child, exposes the cruelty of Iran’s criminal justice system that facilitates the arbitrary deprivation of the right to life, perpetuates the cycle of violence and perversely seeks to place the responsibility for state-sanctioned killings of human beings on those who have lost their next of kin to murder.

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