Mosleh Zamani (also referred to as Moslah Zamani) was a 23-year-old Iranian Kurd who was executed on December 17, 2009 for having an "illicit relationship with his girlfriend" when he was 17 years old.
According to Amnesty International, Zamani was convicted for abducting a woman several years older than he was (with whom he had previously a consensual relationship) and of raping her. Amnesty International also stated that Zamani might not have had legal representation in court.
Zamani's case was considered controversial because of nature of his crime and the fact he was a minor at the time it took place. The Iranian government consequently signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child; which led to the abolition of death sentence to minors in Iran.
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- "Iran executes alleged juvenile offender". Amnesty International. December 17, 2009. Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- "Iran: Stop execution of alleged juvenile offender, Mosleh Zamani". Amnesty International. December 16, 2009. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
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