He was sentenced to death as a child after an unfair trial. We must act now to save his life.
Aged only 15, Mohammad Reza Haddadi was sentenced to death in 2004. His execution has been scheduled and cancelled six times – the last time halted due to global outrage. He’s now spent 14 years – much of his youth – in excruciating anxiety and in constant trauma about his impending execution.
When he was first arrested, Mohammad Reza confessed to murder during interrogations. But he soon retracted this statement, saying he only confessed after his two co-defendants coerced him. Later, the co-defendants also withdrew their earlier statements implicating Mohammad in the crime. They are now serving prison sentences for murder.
Yet Mohammad Reza still faces execution. This is unjust. His case shows Iran’s shameful use of the death penalty against individuals under 18 years of age, which is a violation of international human rights law.
BY SENTENCING A CHILD TO DEATH, IRAN IS BREAKING INTERNATIONAL LAW
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