Posted by: bahareiran | December 25, 2010

Iranian boy sentenced to death for a crime he committed at 14

Ashkan, a boy who committed murder in a street fight when he was 14 years old, was sentenced to retribution (death). His lawyer said that the Fars Penal Court sentenced his client, who was under 15 when he committed murder, to death and expressed hope that the Supreme Court would not uphold the sentence.

 On December 3, 2009, in a street fight between 8 young bikers and 14 year old Ashkan, a young man was stabbed by Ashkan and later passed away in the hospital. According to Reiesi, Ashkan’s lawyer, the bikers struck Ashkan with a chain before this incident. Ashkan tried to run away but the bikers prevented him and stuck him again with the chain. A legal doctor who checked him has confirmed the chain signs on his body. (ISNA state-run news agency – Dec.19, 2010)

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