April 29, 2008

Stop Child Executions In Iran

Help stop these brutal murder of the young in Iran. Please sign the petition to stop child executions

Child executions violate international law

[No] capital punishment... shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below eighteen years of age Article 37(a) of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

According to the United Nations, a child is a person under the age of 18. Despite the fact that the government of Iran has signed International Covenants that forbid them to execute anyone who has allegedly committed an offence before the age of 18, they continue to do so.

Amnesty International has documented 31 executions of child offenders in Iran since 1990. In many cases, these minors have been imprisoned until the age of 18 and then executed. Currently, there are at least 95 minors on death row in Iran.

Resonance Project "Resonance (Spirit of Man)"

www.stopchildexecutions.com

By Stable Hand at 12:29 PM | Comments |