Rights Group: Iran Must Halt Execution of Man Jailed as Teen

February 13, 2015 12:01 AM

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An Iranian Kurdish man who was arrested when he was 17 years old and alleges he was tortured into confessing has been informed he will be hanged next week, rights group Amnesty International said Friday.

The London-based group is urging Iranian authorities to immediately halt the execution of the man, Saman Naseem, who is now 22, and thoroughly review his case.

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