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Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of a juvenile offender in Iran

Bruxelles, 04/01/2018 - 20:30, UNIQUE ID: 180104_3
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of a juvenile offender in Iran

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.

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