Iran Executes a Teenage that Was a Minor at Time of Crime

The government of Iran has executed Arman Abdolali, who was a 17-year-old boy when he was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend, Ghazaleh Shakour . The execution was carried out on Wednesday despite the repeated call by the human rights groups to pardon his life.

Abdolali, 25, was executed early Wednesday when Shakour’s family refused to forgive him, the Tasnim News Agency reported.

Abdolali was 17 years old when sentenced to death in 2016.

However, Amnesty International reported that Abdolali had confessed his crime after being tortured.

Last month in a statement, the Amnesty said that Abdolali’s trial was “backed by serious violations, including the use of” confessions “contaminated by torture.


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