UN shocked, shocked that Iran would execute a 17-year-old

Taking a break from blaming Little Satan (Israel) and Big Satan (USA) from all the world's problems, now the Wuhan, China coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. did something shocking.  Yes, just when you thought you couldn't be shocked by the U.N.'s incompetent, bizarre behavior, the U.N. fools you and shocks once again.  What did it do that was so shocking?  The U.N. was shocked, shocked, shocked to learn:

UN experts 'shocked' as Iran executes young offender

GENEVA, Switzerland — United Nations rights experts accused Iran of violating international law on Tuesday for executing a prisoner who was just 17 years old when he committed a crime.

Shayan Saeedpour, alleged to have committed murder in August 2015, was hanged on Tuesday, United Nations special rapporteurs Javaid Rehman and Agnes Callamard in a statement. (snip)

"We are shocked that the Iranian authorities have once again defied their international obligations by executing a child offender," the UN experts said.

"We have repeatedly reminded the Iranian government and judiciary that international human rights law is clear: the application of the death penalty to child offenders is strictly prohibited and its practice is an egregious violation of the right to life."

What?  The U.N. is shocked to learn that Iran has "once again defied [its] international obligations" and expects the Iranians to obey "international human rights law"?

Iran has laughed at international law for over 40 years with nary a peep of protest from the U.N., such as Iran's brutal behavior in suppressing dissent against Assad in Syria and threatening to annihilate Israel.  So why should Iran be concerned that the U.N. momentarily thinks hanging a 17-year-old with severe  mental problems is shocking?  Iran is not concerned.

Having expressed its shocking opinion, along with the equally shocked Amnesty International, the U.N. immediately returned to its usual behavior of ranting against Little and Big Satan.  

Alas, not so shocking.

Image: sanjitbakshi via Flickr.

Taking a break from blaming Little Satan (Israel) and Big Satan (USA) from all the world's problems, now the Wuhan, China coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. did something shocking.  Yes, just when you thought you couldn't be shocked by the U.N.'s incompetent, bizarre behavior, the U.N. fools you and shocks once again.  What did it do that was so shocking?  The U.N. was shocked, shocked, shocked to learn:

UN experts 'shocked' as Iran executes young offender

GENEVA, Switzerland — United Nations rights experts accused Iran of violating international law on Tuesday for executing a prisoner who was just 17 years old when he committed a crime.

Shayan Saeedpour, alleged to have committed murder in August 2015, was hanged on Tuesday, United Nations special rapporteurs Javaid Rehman and Agnes Callamard in a statement. (snip)

"We are shocked that the Iranian authorities have once again defied their international obligations by executing a child offender," the UN experts said.

"We have repeatedly reminded the Iranian government and judiciary that international human rights law is clear: the application of the death penalty to child offenders is strictly prohibited and its practice is an egregious violation of the right to life."

What?  The U.N. is shocked to learn that Iran has "once again defied [its] international obligations" and expects the Iranians to obey "international human rights law"?

Iran has laughed at international law for over 40 years with nary a peep of protest from the U.N., such as Iran's brutal behavior in suppressing dissent against Assad in Syria and threatening to annihilate Israel.  So why should Iran be concerned that the U.N. momentarily thinks hanging a 17-year-old with severe  mental problems is shocking?  Iran is not concerned.

Having expressed its shocking opinion, along with the equally shocked Amnesty International, the U.N. immediately returned to its usual behavior of ranting against Little and Big Satan.  

Alas, not so shocking.

Image: sanjitbakshi via Flickr.