Death sentence of young Kurdish man becomes definite in Iran

    Death sentence of young Kurdish man becomes definite in Iran

    Feb 23, Tehran: The Supreme Court in Iran has finalized the death sentence that had been handed dwon to a young Kurdish man who was under the age of 18 at the time of attributed crime.

    The Court upheld the death sentence issued for a young man by the name of Heyman Uraminezhad. He is currently held in Sanandaj Central Prison waiting for his sentence to be carried out.

    Heyman is currently 21 years old and was convicted on premeditated murder by the Sanandaj Prime Court.

    Iran under the rule of the clerical regime is one of the leading executioners of juvenile offenders, Amnesty International said Monday.

    In a new report, Amnesty International said that last month that it had documented the execution of at least 73 juveniles in Iran from 2005 to 2015 and that 160 juvenile offenders are languishing on the country’s death row. The report was based on information received from death-penalty opponents and human rights defenders in Iran, as well as from lawyers and relatives of juveniles convicted of capital crimes in Iran.

    There have been over 2,300 executions in Iran since Hassan Rouhani has been in office, more than in any similar period in the past 25 years.

    The Oslo Times


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