Print Edition - 2018-06-20  |  World News Digest

Iran urged to halt execution of juvenile offender

- AGENCIES, GENEVA

Jun 20, 2018-

Two UN rights experts urgently appealed to Iran on Tuesday to halt the planned execution of a man sentenced to death for a murder committed when he was 15 years old. The experts said they had received word that Mohammad Kalhori would be executed shortly after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which concluded last week. “The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of this juvenile offender and annul the death sentence against him in compliance with their international obligations,” the experts said in a statement.

Published: 20-06-2018 08:47

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