Iran carries out more executions proportionate to its population than any other country in the world. Victims include juveniles under the age of 18 even though the execution of such persons is prohibited by international conventions.
Claiming to act in the name of Islam, the current Mullah regime has reduced the age of criminal responsibility to 9 for girls and 15 for boys.
Children arrested at such ages are particularly oppressed because they are detained until they reach the age of 18.
According to the latest UN report of 17 March 2017, 160 young people under the age of 18 are currently on death row, facing execution by hanging.
While waiting until the age of 18 to be executed, many of these children and young people, particularly girls, are subjected to ill-treatment, torture and rape.
The “Welle” association’s project “Stop the execution of juveniles in Iran” aims to put an end to this unacceptable and inhuman situation. To make this happen, we need financial donations from people like you.