10 January 2020 :
Elimination of death penalty for juveniles under 18 is not on the Iranian regime’s agenda. On December 25, 2019, the women’s fraction in the Iranian parliament discussed the issue of elimination of death penalty for juveniles under 18 years of age. The Deputy of Legal Affairs of Parliament in the Ministry of Justice confessed to the execution of children under 18 years of age and said, “We are not considering the elimination of death penalty for juveniles!” “We still face executions of children under the age of 18,” said Tayebeh Siavoshi, who heads the legal committee for the women’s fraction of the Majlis. Another official, Amiri, admitted to the shocking statistics of these executions and said, “Since 2017 until now, 15 children have been executed, and at present, we have between 6 to 7 cases of children on death row.” (The state-run Khaneh Melat Website – December 25, 2019). The executions of women and girls under the age of 18 continue in the regime’s prisons. Women victims of executions in Iran are primarily victims of poverty and the mullahs’ misogynist laws regarding early and forced marriages.