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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #32)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:39 PM

67. A 16 year old and a 18 year old convicted of forcible rape of a 13 year old, according to your link

I am against the death penalty for anyone for any crime, but why would you leave that part out? A 16 year old can be tried as an adult in the US too by the way, and it happens often. They especially would for rape.

From your link:
"However, some human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, have urged observers to refrain from casting the incident as a "gay" issue, and cast doubt on the claim that Marhoni and Asgari were hanged as a result of consensual acts.They have emphasized instead that the executions are a violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Iran is a signatory to both), which prohibit the execution of minors."


More on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (which I guess did not apply to the 18 year old)
"The United States government played an active role in the drafting of the Convention and signed it on 16 February 1995, but has not ratified it. Along with Somalia, the United States is one of only two countries in the world which have not ratified the Convention. It has been claimed that opposition to the Convention stems primarily from political and religious conservatives."

The U.S. is right up there with Somalia(though Somalia has pledged to ratify it eventually, unlike the former). I am not so surprised, after reading the OP.

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