Human rights groups say Iran has executed another juvenile offender, despite apparently saying recently that it was halting such executions. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said an Afghan national, convicted of murder at the age of 17, was executed last week. The central judiciary has not confirmed the news from Isfahan. It would be the seventh such execution in 2008. Iran appeared to say it was ending the practice last month, but later said victims' families had the final say. New York-based HRW said the Afghan man was hanged in Isfahan province on Oct. 30. (BBC)

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