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Iran: Ruthless Execution of Arman Abdolali Despite International Calls and Protests

NCRI logoArman Was 17 Years Old at the Time of His Arrest

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, after eight years in prison, Arman Abdolali was executed by the clerical regime in Iran. He was arrested in 2013 at the age of 17. Arman was subjected to psychological torture by being taken to solitary confinement for execution seven times.

Despite widespread international calls and protests, he was hanged in Gohardasht Prison without prior notice and a chance to meet his family for the last time today. His execution is a brazen violation of international treaties and conventions, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The clerical regime’s Judiciary also hanged a young couple in the city of Yasuj (southwest Iran) yesterday. The mullahs have executed at least 19 people, including a woman, in various prisons, including in Gohardasht and Ghezelhesar in Karaj, central Qazvin, Qom, Isfahan, Zahedan, Mashhad, Shiraz, and Kerman prisons, between October 23 and November 21, 2021.

The Iranian Resistance condemns the execution of Arman Abdolali. It reiterates the need for urgent action by the United Nations and other human rights organizations to save the lives of death row prisoners in Iran, especially those under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crime. The Iranian regime’s human rights dossier must be referred to the UN Security Council, and the leaders of the ruling religious dictatorship in Iran, especially Khamenei, Raisi, and the Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje’i, must be prosecuted for more than four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

November 24, 2021