Former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician Mohammad Ali Najafi, who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been released on bail a couple of weeks after being forgiven by the victim’s family.
Iran’s Judiciary says the prison terms of three Iranian nationals linked to the Israeli spy service Mossad and the British Council have been upheld, and each of them will serve 10 years in prison.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency to 1,070 convicts found guilty by various Iranian courts.
Mohammad Ali Najafi, the former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been forgiven by the victim’s family, and won’t be executed.
Mohammad Ali Najafi, a senior reformist politician, has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday.
Criminals once on death row are now able to work during the day and sleep in prison at night after serving time for years and the adoption of a new law.
The number of inmates in Iran has decreased to less than 200,000 for the first time in the past nine years, the Prisons Organization of Iran announced.
From now on, an equal amount of blood money (diyah) will be paid to male or female victims or their heirs in cases of murder, bodily harm, or property damage, in a major shift from the age-old Sharia-based law that the blood money for women is half the amount set for men.
Certain European states are involved in organized drug trafficking, Iran’s Judiciary chief said, deploring the West for inaction on the war against narcotics whose burden falls on Iran.
A former employee of the Iranian Defence Ministry has been put to death after being convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).