Aus iranischen Todeszellen

Debrorah Weiss erklaert, warum im Iran keine Minderjaehrigen oder Jungfrauen hingerichtet werden, wohl aber die meisten Kinder und Jugendlichen weltweit.

Das iranische Gesetzbuch naemlich verbietet die Exekution von Jungfrauen, weshalb sie in der Nacht vor der Hinrichtung vergewaltigt werden:

The girls are forced into marriage with a prison guard, and then raped on their wedding night before being killed the next morning. The girls always fight back when their marriage is to be “consummated”, so sometimes the guards put sleeping pills into the girls’ food.  When the rapes were over, the guard would hear the girls crying and screaming.  He remembered one girl who clawed her own face and neck, resulting in deep scratches all over.  Though the non-consensual weddings are considered legal, the guard admitted that the girls were more afraid of their wedding nights than of their pending deaths.  “By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die“ (…) 

 

Though Iran publicly condemns the execution of minors, it justifies the execution of its own youth by defining minors to be those under age 13 if male and under age 9 if female.  Alternatively, sometimes Iran holds minors in prison until the age of 18 before executing them.  Prior to the riots, 140 girls remained on death row for crimes committed as juveniles.  This number is twice what it was in 2007.  Since the demonstrations began, the current number of juveniles on death row is impossible to ascertain.

Iran accounts for two thirds of the world’s child executions.

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