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Children’s Rights

What’s going on in Iran?

Hassan Afshar was hanged in Arak Prison, Iran, last July, aged 19, after being convicted of forced intercourse with another boy when he was 17. He insisted that the relations had been consensual, but was sentenced to death two months after his arrest, after a rapid prosecution in which he had no access to a lawyer. His family was not notified of his execution.
What’s going on in Iran?