The rights organisation Human Rights Watch says Iran's executions of juvenile offenders, last week, violate international law. The New York-based HRW condemned the public hangings on July 19 of two teenagers, aged 18 and 16, after they were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy. The older convict was 17 at the time of the offence. The hanging brought condemnation from many foreign governments including the United States. HRW's Iran expert Hadi Ghaemi said in a statement that all but a handful of countries forbid such executions, and Iran should do so as well.