One Iranian lawyer's fight to save juveniles from execution - animation

April 10, 2012

In this animation from Amnesty and The Guardian, Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei tells of one particular case that stayed with him.

Behnoud Shojaee was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2006, for a crime he committed when he was 17. Watch his story in the film above.

Iran continues to sentence juvenile offenders to death, and execute for crimes that were committed when the offender was under 18 - a practice strictly prohibited under international law. At least three juvenile offenders were executed in Iran last year. Over the last three years (2008-11), we have counted 145 juvenile offenders to be condemned to Iran's death row.