UN: Calls on Iran to cancel impending execution man

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His experts UN they called it Iran to cancel immediately and definitively the implementation a 20-year-old man accused of murder and whose “confession” was given during torture.

According to these four human rights experts, among them the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Maurice Tintball Binz and the chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Mikiko Otani, its execution Hussein Sabazi was to take place on 5 January.

It was postponed then, but there is a risk that the 20-year-old will be executed immediately, they emphasize in a press release.

They call on the Iranian authorities to immediately and permanently suspend its execution Hussein Sabazi and overturn his death sentence in accordance with international human rights law. “

“International law clearly prohibits the imposition of the death penalty on people under the age of 18. They emphasize that Iran must respect its international obligations by applying a one-time suspension to the execution of juvenile offenders.

According to its officials UN, The Hussein Sabazi He was 17 years old when he was arrested for stabbing and killing a classmate during a fight between four people, but his “confession” was obtained after he was tortured.

The police interrogated him for 11 days, a period during which he was denied access to a lawyer and contact with his family, they emphasize.

Experts point out that “the execution of Sampazi had been planned four times, a fact that caused him and his family irreparable pain and psychological pain.”

They themselves expressed their concerns about this situation to the Iranian authorities in 2021.

In the Iran, more than 85 people, convicted while still minors awaiting execution. On November 24, the execution of the Iranian Arman Abdollali, 25, who had been convicted of a murder committed as a minor, caused a stir in the international community, with UN to state “shocked”.

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