Stop juvenile executions in Iran

Care2 via CIJ

Suspend the death sentence of Mohammad Reza Haddadi
Sponsored by:
Andreas Albrecht

Mohammad Reza Haddadi is imprisoned in the Adelabad prison in Shiraz, Iran.

He was sentenced to death by a court in Kazeroun on January 6th, 2004, for a murder committed at the age of 15, even though he withdrew his confession during the trial and even though the co-defendants had exonerated him.

THE PETITION HERE sponsored in the care2 social site is as follows :

I hereby ask you to suspend the death sentence against Mohammad Reza Haddadi because he was under age at the time of the crime and because he is said to have only confessed the murder because his family was promised financial aid. In addition, there are significant doubts as to his guilt because he has withdrawn his confession and because the co-defendantshave withdrawn their incriminating statements against him during the trial. In the above claim, I am referring to the obligation of the Iranian authorities in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights according to which death sentence is not to be imposed for crimes committed by persons under the age of 18 years.A similar demand is also included in the recommendation of the Committee of the United Nations for Children FFFDs Rights in which Iran was asked, in 2005, to suspend all death sentences on persons under age


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