Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Iran: convenant

The newspaper Kayhan said that Monday four men were hanged in the prison of the city of Zahedan.
The men, Vatan Y., Mohammad S., Zahoor Sh. and Anvar D. were convicted of drug trafficking.

According to Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM) have the more then 100 political prisoners of the prisons of Urmiye, Sine, Kermanshah and Tehran after 47 days ended their hungerstrike.
In talks with the prisoners, the government made promises to better the prisonconditions.
In a statement reported the imprisoned despite their hunger strike is finished, they declare solidarity with the prisoners condemned to death.

Iran did not end the deathsentence for juvenile offenders who committed a murder.
Deputy prosecutor general Hossein Zebhi told the newspaper Etemad-e-Melli that under Sharia law only a murder victim's family could commute a death sentence.
He said that the principle of retribution is not up to the government, it is up to the private plaintiff. Only if the next of kin give their consent can there be a reduction in the punishment.
Iran violates the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Tehran is a signatory.
At the undersignment as well as at the ratification Iran made the reservation that she reserves the right not to apply any provisions or articles of the Convention that are incompatible with Islamic Laws and the international legislation in effect.
Last week Zebhi suggested that judges were being told to stop imposing the death penalty on young offenders.

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.
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