Sunday, November 18, 2007

Off-topic: Executing child offenders in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen

One of the most shocking photographs I ever saw was of nooses being put over the heads of two teenage boys who were being executed in Iran for having sex with each other. Now Bock the Robber has this list of boys and girls who are under sentence of death in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen for crimes committed when they were under 18. While he used the headline "Islamic Savages," I happen to think - and he probably does too - that most Muslim countries are outraged by such executions and by Islamic extremism in general.

According to this article by Amnesty International, "Iran has the shameful status of being the world’s last official executioner(1) of child offenders – people convicted of crimes committed when they were under the age of 18. It also holds the macabre distinction of having executed more child offenders than any other country in the world since 1990, according to Amnesty International’s records."

In the past three years, children have been executed in China (1), Sudan (2) and Pakistan (1), according to Amnesty. Iran is the only country to have executed children this year. lists people, mainly teenagers, over 18 who are under sentence of death in Iran for offences committed when they were under that age....

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1 comment:

Bock the Robber said...


For clarification, these people imposed the sentences under Islamic law, and the executions are acts of savagery. Therefore, by definition, those involved are Islamic savages,

The title implies nothing about the generality of Muslims, but as I've had a bit of feedback I must say I'm glad it provoked some people.