[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.
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Cross-posted at MPJ