The authorities of clerical regime hanged Arman Abdolali this morning, November 24, 2021. The execution took place in Rajaei Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran. Arman’s family did not have the chance to visit him for the last time.
Arman Abdolali was transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday, November 21, 2021, to prepare his execution after eight long years in prison.
Over the past few months, the authorities took Arman to solitary confinement seven times pretending to want to execute him, a practice which is intended to torture the prisoner.
The death sentence was carried out while there were many ambiguities in his case and despite international and domestic outcry to stop it.
Amnesty International called for a halt to his death sentence.
Amnesty International had earlier, on 11 October 2021, warned of the imminent execution of Arman Abdolali and called on the Iranian regime to suspend the sentence. Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, called on the authorities to “immediately halt all plans” to execute Abdolali, saying the use of the death penalty against people who were under 18 at the time the crime was committed is prohibited under international law and constitutes an “abhorrent assault on child rights.”