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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.
Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has strongly denounced the recent mass execution of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, saying the Al Saud killed these “freedom-seekers” in the name of fighting terrorism.
Iran executed two financial criminals who had hoarded two tons of gold coins in order to agitate the country’s gold market.
Iran's judicial officials have handed down death sentences to three people convicted of economic corruption amid an intense anti-corruption campaign launched by the Iranian government to tackle soaring economic problems currently nagging the country.
Iranian security officials have released video footage refuting Western claims about Ramin Hossein Panahi, an executed member of a terrorist group, that he had been unarmed and a mere political dissident.
Eight members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group convicted of carrying out attacks on Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in June 2017 were executed on Saturday.
An Iranian lawmaker says more than 90 percent of those sentenced to death for carrying illicit drugs would have the chance to return to life if the new bill passed by the Parliament is signed into law.
Six men who had committed murder in separate cases in Iran have managed to obtain consent from the victims' parents and escaped the gallows.
An Iranian prisoner, who had been sentenced to death for manslaughter, was forgiven after getting married inside the prison.
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