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Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni
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State TV broadcast a video on Friday in which Maedeh Hojabri, year-old gymnast, acknowledged breaking moral norms while insisting that was not her intention, and that she was only trying to gain more followers. It was unclear whether her statement was made under duress. Shabooneh, a local news website, said Hojabri and three other individuals were detained on similar charges in recent weeks before being released on bail. She had posted around videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing in both Iranian and Western styles.
Shaping youth leaders to serve Iranian teens
Fery Malek-Madani left her home in Iran at 11, traveling to Belgium for boarding school and making Western Europe her home for the five decades that followed. But a few years ago, as wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Syria and Yemen roiled the Middle East, she sensed a difference in the way the west viewed the countries of that region. For me, it was because there was no normal human image of those countries.
They were executed after being convicted by the court of having raped a year-old boy. Shari'a Islamic Law in Shiite Iran prescribes the death penalty for homosexual acts but it requires four eye witnesses to the event, but the Convention on the Rights of the Child , of which Iran is a signatory, forbids the execution of juveniles. According to Asgari's lawyer, Rohollah Razaz Zadeh, "death sentences handed to children by Iranian courts are supposed to be commuted to five years in jail",  but the Supreme Court in Tehran upheld the death sentence.