Iran: Children used as executioners

A young boy was used to conduct the execution of a man in public in Iran early this morning

Thursday 26 May 2011

Iran Human Rights, May 26: A man was hanged in public in the city of Qazvin, west of Tehran, early this morning.

According to the official Iranian news agencies the man who was identified as “Mehdi Faraji” (37) was hanged in public, in the beginning of Qazvin’s “Isfahan street” early this morning.

Mehdi Faraji was convicted of murdering five women between May 2009 and March 2010.

This is the eighth public hanging that has taken in May 2011 in Iran.

According to our reports a young boy (minor) was used to draw the chair Mehdi was standing on and conduct the execution. The picture above shows the boy (arrow) while conducting the execution.

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights strongly condemned today’s execution and said : “These barbaric executions and using ordinary citizens, especially the minors to conduct these executions must be condemned by the world community”. He added : “Iranian leaders must be held accountable for promoting a culture of murder and brutality in Iran“.

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