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Majid Esmailzadeh and Shayan Saeedpour

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th May 2020.

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Photo of David Jones David Jones Conservative, Clwyd West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the execution of juvenile offenders Shayan Saeedpour and Majid Esmailzadeh.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are deeply concerned by the reports of the executions of these two juvenile offenders. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stated these executions are prohibited under international human rights law and has violated the International Convention on the Rights of the Child which Iran had signed up to. The UK regularly raises human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues.

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