Brussels, 18/02/2015

Statement of the spokesperson on the case of Mr Saman Naseen

According to reports, the Iranian authorities are about to execute Mr Saman Naseem, who was apparently a minor at the time of the crime for which he has been convicted. 
We call on the Iranian authorities to abide by international human rights law, under which the execution of juvenile offenders is a violation of international minimum standards, and not to carry out the execution of Mr Naseem or any other juvenile offender.