Iran's judiciary spokesman reported on a new bill sent to Majles (Iran's parliament) that once it becomes a law would make execution and flagging of under eighteen year olds illegal. This new development follows the execution of a 16 year-old girl in Neka, a city in northern Iran. The execution of the child, accused of engaging in illegal sexual relation, caused an immense protest inside and outside Iran.
Dr. Shiva Dolat-Abadi, head of the 'Society for Protection of Children's Rights' in Iran in an interview with Farda expressed her delight regarding this legal development but said there are more to be done to provide legal protection for children.
She said it is more than ten years that their NGO together with other NGO's with similar missions are trying to protect children's rights. The execution of a young girl mentioned above has shocked the public opinion in Iran and caused immeasurable dismay among public, she added.
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