Iran leads the world in child executions

Many are asking themselves "Why does our "President" continue to either align himself with with what many perceive to be pure evil or to exhibit pure incompetence or perhaps, as some see,  it treachery . Iran's violations of the nuclear deal can hardly come as a surprise. It was so full of gaps and holes that it stretches all credibility to honestly believe that Iran would adhere to the spirit and letter of the agreement. Precisely what were the negotiators smoking while signing such a joke.

In another act of outrage and disbelief, beyond all comprehension Tehran’s representative at the United Nations are serving a four-year term on a committee, which is tasked with protecting women’s rights across the globe.

 It seems as though either the Iranians have a magic elixir that blinds and deafens anyone who would see through them or there is a massive collusion to bring the entire world to its knees in order to subjugate it to a one world totalitarian regime.

The article below details the Iranian execution of children and a growing backlash against it. Really? Where has the world been, these executions are nothing new! 

Iran faces internal backlash over child executions
By Harriet Sinclair:

Iran's "alarmingly high" rate of juvenile executions is attracting growing criticism from international charities and has now started to gather increasing disapproval from within its own borders. The Islamic Republic has executed more than 70 people under 18 in the past decade, according to several reports by Amnesty International this year, also showing the number of juveniles on death row was increasing.

"This [Amnesty] report sheds light on Iran's shameful disregard for the rights of children," said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Programme on the release of the report on juveniles. "Iran is one of the few countries that continues to execute juvenile offenders in blatant violation of the absolute legal prohibition on the use of the death penalty against people under the age of 18 years at the time of the crime.

"Despite some juvenile justice reforms, Iran continues to lag behind the rest of the world, maintaining laws that permit girls as young as nine and boys as young as 15 to be sentenced to death."

Since the release of its report on the alleged rise in executions, there has been a social media backlash at home against the use of capital punishment against minors.

Shahin Gobadi, from the foreign affairs committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said: "The Iranian regime is not only the world record holder on executions per capita; it is the world record holder on execution of juveniles.

"Hundreds of juveniles, including activists of the opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), as young as 13 years old, were executed in the 1980s for their political activities.

"The regime's current gambit is to sentence the juveniles to execution, keep them in prison until they turn 18, and then execute them. There are scores of juveniles currently on death row.

"The stark reality is that there has been no respite under Rouhani who some try to prop up as a 'moderate'. In reality the pace of executions has increased dramatically during his tenure, and that includes the execution of juveniles and women."

Source:  International Business Times

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