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.
The end of the Dubs amendment is more bad news for Afghanistan’s wandering children, no longer welcome anywhere. Over 50,000 unaccompanied Afghan children sought asylum in Europe in 2015-16, although […]