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Amnesty: Iran Remains Leading Executioner of Juvenile Offenders

A leading international human rights organization says scores of youths in Iran are languishing on death row for crimes committed under the age of 18, under laws that permit girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 15 to be executed. London-based Amnesty International, in a report entitled "Growing Up on Death Row: The Death Penalty and Juvenile Offenders in Iran," accuses Tehran of "a shameful disregard for the rights of children," as "one of the world's last...

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