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Juvenile Offender Fatemeh Salbehi Hanged in Iran

Iran Human Rights, October 13, 2015: Iranian authorities have executed the juvenile offender Fatemeh Salbehi, according to Iran Human Rights' sources.

Fatemeh was convicted of murdering her husband in 2008, when she was 17 years old. She was 23 year old when she was hanged in the Adelabad prison of Shiraz (Southern Ian) early this morning.

Fatemeh Salbehi married Hamed Sadeghi (30) at the age of 16. One year later the body of Hamed was found in their home and Fatemeh who was a school girl at that time was charged with his murder. She didn't have access to lawyer at the time of interrogations.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the execution of Fatemeh Salbehi. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR, said: "Execution of Fatemeh Salbehi is a clear violation of Iran's internationa obligations, and the leaders of the Iranian authorities, in particulr the Supreme leader Ali Khamenei, must be held accountable for this crime"- "We also call for the internatioal community to condemn Fatemeh Salbehi's execution".

Despite ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iranian authorities have executed at least 16 juvenile offenders since 2014.

A recent report from IHR shows that the number of the executions in 2015 are the highest in more than 25 years.

Source: Iran Human Rights, October 13, 2015

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