Iran continues to execute children: UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur
In his most recent report, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Javid Rahman, expressed concerns about the crackdown on labor protests and the protesters to mandatory hijab in Iran. Rahman’s report also points out the systemic violations of the rights of religious and ethnic minorities and the high number of executions, which includes the execution of children.
In his report to the UN Human Rights Council, Rahman also mentioned the cases of violations of economic and social rights and the crackdown on labor rights activists in Iran.
Rahman said in his press conference, that the religious minorities in Iran face systemic problems and their rights are violated by the ruling regime of Iran. He added: “My concern about these religious minorities is that they are not recognized by the constitution of Iran.”
According to the constitution of the Islamic Republic, only the Zoroastrians, Christians, and Jews are recognized as religious minorities, and other religions, including the Bahaism, are not even recognized as religions.
The report states that the Human Rights and Civil Rights activists, such as attorneys, journalists, and labor activists are constantly persecuted and under the threat of arrest.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran also mentioned the high execution rate in Iran and said: “Although the number of executions in Iran has decreased compared to last year, Iran is still among the countries that have the highest number of executions reported in the world.”
According to Rahman, in 2018at least 253 people were executed. He also mentioned the issue of execution of children and said: “in 2019, two 17-year-old individuals were executed in Iran.”