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Iran executes young man who was arrested at age 15

AP  |  Tehran 

A semi-official Iranian agency is reporting that a young Iranian man who was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death as a child, has been executed.

Amnesty International called today's execution of Alireza Tajiki "shameful." Tajiki was 15 years old when he was arrested six years ago for and sodomy.

The today report by Ana.Ir quoted general prosecutor of Shiraz city Ali Salehi as saying the execution took place today morning and was "legal." He said Tajiki had a "fair and just" prosecution.

Salehi said Iran's Supreme upheld the execution following an appeal.

Under Iranian law, murder, rape, sodomy and armed rubbery are punishable by death.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 19:57 IST