United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI
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The U.N. human rights chief voiced outrage Friday at Iran's execution of two 17-year-old boys charged with rape and robbery, stressing that executing children is banned under international law.Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat were executed on April 25, after a trial that the U.N. rights office said appeared to have "seriously breached fundamental due process guarantees". The boys' families had brought the case to the Supreme Court, which overturned the lower court's sentence and ordered a retrial.The lower court again convicted the boys and sentenced them to death.
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