UN human rights experts strongly condemned Iran’s execution of a juvenile offender

On Thursday UN human rights experts strongly condemned Iran’s execution of a juvenile offender “in violation of an absolute prohibition under international human rights law,” and called on Tehran to stop sentencing children to death.

“We strongly deplore that the authorities proceeded with the execution of juvenile offender Arman Abdolali,” the experts said.

He was 17 years old when he was convicted in 2013 for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Ghazaleh Shakour.

Despite international outcries to spare his life, he was hanged at dawn on Wednesday in Gohardasht Prison after being transferred to solitary confinement the night before, without prior notice or a chance to meet his family for the last time.