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Iran: Two 17-year-old boys flogged and secretly executed in abhorrent violation of international law

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 | Asia, Iran
Amnesty International
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The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18, Amnesty International has learned, displaying an utter disdain for international law and the rights of children.

Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, two cousins, were executed on 25 April in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, Fars province, southern Iran. Both were arrested aged 15 and convicted on multiple rape charges following an unfair trial.

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