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Capital punishment in Iran


Iran is one of a few countries that still executes those convicted of crimes committed while they were under the age of 18.

While some small attempts at reform have recently been announced, the Iranian government says its hands are tied by Islamic Law.

It is a law under which the families of the victims can demand execution in retaliation for murder. Jon Leyne reports.

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