Afghan girl’s mur­derer to re­ceive death penalty soon

Tehran Times - - LIFE & SOCIETY -

TEHRAN — The 17-year-old Ira­nian boy who had pros­e­cuted for the abduction, sex­ual as­sault, and mur­der of the 6-year-old Afghan girl, Se­tayesh Qor­eishi, has been handed down death penalty.

The boy who bru­tally killed the girl after rap­ing her on April 10, 2016, has been in cus­tody for more than a year now.

The hor­rific and tragic crime aroused great anger among the public and many of­fi­cials called for se­vere pun­ish­ment for the mur­derer. The Ira­nian deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral of High Coun­cil for Hu­man Rights and Ju­di­cial Co­op­er­a­tion Kazem Gharib­ab­badi has ex­plained Afghans are too en­ti­tled to equal pro­tec­tion of the law in Iran with­out any dis­crim­i­na­tion.

Now after more than a year the un­der­age mur­derer who will soon come of age will face pun­ish­ment by the end of the cur­rent Ira­nian cal­en­dar month of Mehr (Oc­to­ber 22).

Ac­cord­ing to Mehr news agency the ex­e­cu­tion will be car­ried out on Oc­to­ber 17-19 de­pend­ing on the court or­der.

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