Amnesty: Dozens of juvenile offenders face death in Iran

January 26, 2016 12:02 AM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dozens of people who were arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 remain at risk of the death penalty despite recent reforms, with many having already spent years on death row, according to a report by Amnesty International released Tuesday.

The London-based group also found that Iran has executed at least 73 juvenile offenders between 2005 and 2015, including at least four last year.

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