Iran: Teenager’s execution exposes complicity of courts, parliament and doctors in assault on children’s rights

The execution on 27 June of Iranian teenager Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi, who was sentenced to death for a murder committed when he was aged 14 based on an official medical opinion that he was “mature” at the time of the crime, reflects a fundamental lack of respect for children’s right to life by Iranian courts, successive parliaments and doctors affiliated with the state forensic institute.

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