Iran executes man who was arrested at age 15 for murder, sodomy


from Amnesty International:

UPDATE – 10 August 2017: This morning we learnt the very sad and shocking news that Alireza was executed earlier today. Many thanks to all who took action for your huge efforts on his case.

Alireza Tajiki was just 15 years old when he was arrested, 16 when he was sentenced to death, and 21 when he was executed. 

He was convicted of murder and ‘forced male-to-male anal intercourse’. But his trial was grossly unfair and relied on ‘confessions’ which Alireza said were extracted through torture, including beatings, floggings, and suspension by arms and feet. 

He was denied access to a lawyer throughout the investigation process and held in solitary confinement for 15 days without access to his family. 

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