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Top court revokes death sentence for forest ranger

Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence issued to a Dena Forest Ranger and returned the matter to a different branch of the penal court for review. The sentence had been confirmed three times at the Kohgilouyeh and Boyerahmad court. » read more

Rights group appeals to Iran to spare condemned man

Amnesty International has called on Iran to halt the execution of Saman Nasim, who was found guilty of enmity against God for membership in the PJAK group and is scheduled to be hanged on February 19. » read more

Arabi death sentence under review

The Supreme Court of Iran is reviewing the death sentence issued for political prisoner Soheil Arabi, the judiciary has announced. » read more

Request filed for review of Arabi death sentence

Wife of Soheil Arabi Iranian arrested for his views expressed on his Facebook page announced that she has called for a review of a death sentence issued for her husband. » read more

Prisoners stand up for condemned Sunnis

Prisoners have thwarted attempts by officials at Rejai Shahr Prison in Karaj to transfer 26 condemned Sunnis to Ghezel Hessar Prison. » read more

Political prisoner freed after death sentence reconsidered

Hamid Ghassemi Shaal, an Iranian political prisoner, was released from Evin Prison on Monday September 23, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports. » read more

Senior cleric pleads case of Sunni Muslims on death row

Senior Sunni cleric Mowlavi Abdolhamid has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader urging him to stop the execution of “26 Sunni men in Karaj’s Rejai Shahr Prison” who’ve been sentenced to death. » read more

Jailed web designer dodges death sentence

The death sentence for Iranian web designer Saeed Malekpour has been commuted to life imprisonment, his lawyer reports. » read more

Activists condemn Sunni death sentences

A group of political and religious activists has issued a statement calling for a halt to the death sentences handed to Rask Imam, Molavi Fathi Mohammad Naghshbandi and 11 other Sunni activists. » read more

Concern grows for missing jailed activist

An opposition website reports concerns over the whereabouts of jailed student activist Zia Nabavi, who after being summoned to court last Tuesday was not returned to his cell. » read more