EU condemns Iran’s execution of young murder convict

The EU roundly condemns Iran’s execution of a 25-year-old man convicted of a murder committed when he was a minor, saying it violated international treaties.

“The European Union condemns this execution in the strongest terms,” a spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says in a statement.

He adds that the EU “recalls yet again that death sentences for crimes committed by persons below the age of 18 are contrary to international obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

Iran is a party to both, the statement adds.

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