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On 4 January 2018, Amirhossein Pourjafar was executed in Iran, after being sentenced to death in October 2017. He was convicted of a serious crime and the European Union extends its deepest sympathy to the family of the victim.
Death penalty sentences for crimes committed by persons below the age of eighteen are contrary to Iran’s international obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The European Union is opposed to the death penalty under all circumstances and cases with no exception and aims at its universal abolition.