Iran hanged a juvenile female offender after six years in prison following a conviction for murder, her lawyer told The Associated Press Saturday.
Delara Darabi, 23, was hanged Friday in a prison in Rasht in the absence of her family or legal representation added Mohammad Mostafaei.
She was only 17 when she committed her crime, making her a juvenile. The sentence has prompted condemnation from international human rights groups.
Mostafaei said the execution was a violation of Iranian law that bans the execution of a criminal in the absence of the lawyer. He also said execution of juvenile offenders is a "gross violation of international law" and a "flagrant breach of Iran's international obligations and commitments."
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