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Iran Insists Executing Children Is Not a Human Rights Violation

Senior Iranian official Majid Tafreshi, a member of the Iranian regime’s High Council for Human Rights, argued on Wednesday that executing underage children is not a “symbol of violations of human rights.” Tafreshi said Iran executes children under 18 about “three or four times” a year.

Balal, who killed Iranian youth Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight with a knife in 2007, is brought to the gallows during his execution ceremony in the northern city of Noor on April 15, 2014. The mother of Abdolah Hosseinzadeh spared the life of the her son's convicted murderer, with …