Iran: Young man faces execution despite international protests

by Kal El on May 6, 2008 · 0 comments

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The tolerant and peaceful muslim regime in Iran is at it again.

Tehran, 6 May (AKI) – A 20-year-old Iranian is due to be executed on Wednesday for a crime he allegedly committed as a teenager despite international efforts to save his life.

Behnoud Shojai was found guilty of murder after allegedly killing another young man in a park in Tehran during a fight three years ago.

He reportedly stabbed the man with a shard of glass after he was threatened with a knife.

Behnoud, 17-years-old at the time of the crime, will be hanged in what is Iran’s second execution of an alleged criminal who was underage at the time of the crime.

On Monday the European parliament asked Iranian authorities to suspend the execution of Behnoud, while Amnesty International has also appealed to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to commute the death sentence.

Iran has ratified international treaties including the convention on the rights of the child, which forbids capital punishment for underage youth who commit crimes.

In Iran young men are considered to be adults from the age of 14 and young women from the age of eight and a half, and therefore responsible for any crimes that they commit.

Last weekend 12 people were hanged in the Iranian cities of Ahwaz, Birjand and Mashhad.

The guy was alleged to have killed someone in self defense. Now he gets to hang. Yay islam. Men are considered adults at age 14 (which I can agree with, as I knew right from wrong at the age of 10) and women are adults at age 8 and 1/2(which I abhor, because that explains why muhammad was allowed to molest a 9 year old he had married when she was 6). That explains the rampant pedophelia in islam. A 9 year old woman is an adult according to the cult of islam.

And how shocking that pleas from Amnesty International and the EU were ignored. DUH! That’s what terrorist regimes do. They ignore human rights. That’s why they are labeled state sponsors of terror, and have sanctions levied against them. That is why they (the regime, not the Iranian people, who are victims of the terrorists in charge) must be obliterated, like HRC said last week.

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