Iran has changed the controversial law of executing juveniles the spokesman of the judiciary commission of the parliament said on Friday.
Amin-Hossein Rahimi, lawmaker from Malayer said that according to the new Islamic Penalty law which was approved by the Guardian council death penalty of juveniles under the age of 18 has been changed.
Iran has angered many international organizations and countries for carrying out execution on minors in the past 30 years.
Based on the Islamic law which now seems to have been revised, girls at the age of 9 and boys at 15 of lunar year (11 days shorter than a solar year) were fully responsible for their crimes.
“In the new law the age of 18 (solar year) is for both gender and offenders under the age would be considered as juvenile and would be sentenced on a separate law than of adults”, he was quoted as saying.
(source: Iran Independent News Service)