Execution of juveniles in Iran - 2014
Over the course of 2014, Iran executed 13 people for crimes they had committed as minors. Among them is a young Afghan who was accused of smuggling drugs and executed at the age of 15. According to Article 37 of Part I of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which the Islamic Republic of Iran is a signatory, it is illegal to execute individuals under the age of 18. Nevertheless, some judges keep accused minors in prison until they turn 18, and then have them executed.
This infographic shows the names of those who were executed in this fashion in 2014. It also displays the individuals’ age when the crime was committed, their age at execution, the city, and the crime.
This dynamic infographic was developed according to the list of executions in 2014 as compiled by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. By clicking on each ‘X’, you can access more information on the executed individual as well as a link to the news piece about that execution on the IHRDC website.