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Iran: Youth at risk of hanging amid disturbing rise in juvenile executions

Headline Title:  Iran: Youth at risk of hanging amid disturbing rise in juvenile executions 15 July 2014  The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of a young man who was still a child at the time of his alleged crime, and reverse a disturbing rise in the execution of juvenile offenders which has resulted in at least eight individuals being put to death in the first half of 2014, for crimes allegedly committed when they were below the age of 18, Amnesty International urged today.  Rasoul Holoumi, now 22, was sentenced to death in October 2010 for the alleged killing…

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