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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:27 PM
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UN urges Iran to halt execution of young offenders
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28545727.htm

UN urges Iran to halt execution of young offenders

28 Jan 2005 17:55:36 GMT

Source: Reuters

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights body called on Iran on Friday to abolish the death penalty as well as amputation, flogging and stoning for people who committed crimes as minors.

The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child "deplored" the fact that during its three-week session an Iranian was executed for a killing carried out when he was 17 -- contradicting Iran's statement that it had suspended the death penalty for people accused of crimes while juveniles.

U.N. officials said Iman Farrokhi, found guilty of killing a member of Iran's security forces at age 17, was hanged in Tehran's notorious Evin prison on Jan. 20.

At least two other Iranians who committed crimes as juveniles are believed to be on death row, activists said.

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http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28545727.htm
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:29 PM
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1. I think there is another country that executes people for juvenile crimes.
Let's see, who could that be?
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jrthin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:38 PM
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2. Hmmmm. I'm having
a tough time guessing which other country execute its young---not. I think the UN needs to chat with us.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:39 PM
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3. I can't imagine what uncivilized country that would be...
Hmm...I'll think on it and get back to you.
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Amich Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:44 PM
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4. I can't think of a country that would do that
ya right. Of course it isn't us because we do no wrong. do as we say not as we do. (sarcasm) I hate reading the news anymore because no matter how many time the double standards stare people in the face they don't see it or acknowledge it.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:48 PM
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5. Ah, but we do it humanely. n/t
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:57 PM
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6. But it's ok in Texas
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:59 PM
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7. I send money to Amnesty International because --
-- some governments behave like this.

I hope it does at least some good, but I never exactly know.

Has anybody heard Gordon Lightfoot's song "All the Lovely Ladies" ? There's a verse in it about wrongly-imprisoned human beings that's very affecting.

I think of it sometimes when stories like this one hit the media.
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