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Aug 28 2008

The execution of two juveniles in one week in Iran

Remember 26 August as the day the Islamic regime of Iran shamelessly executed 18 year old Behnam Zare in Shiraz prison. Zare’s family and his lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, only learned of Zare’s execution after the fact. Zare’s family and lawyer had been trying to reach a settlement with the victim’s family at the time of the execution.

Here is Behnam’s last message to people everywhere.

It is the execution of the sixth juvenile offender this year and 26th since 2005. They killed Reza Hajazi on August 19 in Isfahan.

According to Human Rights Watch, child executions are on the rise in Iran. There are more than 130 other prisoners facing death for crimes committed while children.

For more information on what you can do to stop this outrage, visit the campaign to stop child executions and the International Committee against Executions.

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