Alireza Kazemi the acting Minister of Education gave the decree bestowing the medal on Ali Landi to his family on Tuesday.
The decree described Ali as a “martyr”. The 15-year-old died at a hospital in Isfahan several days ago. Officials at the hospital said severe infection caused by the burns rendered treatment efforts ineffective.
Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered condolences to Ali’s family over the teen boy’s death earlier this week.