U.S. Condemned with Iran, Nigeria For Executing Juvenile Offenders

HeadlineJul 18, 2003

Human rights group Amnesty International is condemning the U.S. for continuing to execute people who committed crimes when they were children. Amnesty reports that over the past decade 20 people have been executed around the world for crimes committed as children. 13 of those 20 executions occurred in the United States.

Other countries that execute juvenile offenders include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen.

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