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Iran: Further information on death penalty / flogging: Hossein Dowlatkhah

, Index number: MDE 13/002/1998

According to some information received, Hossein Dowlatkhah, a businessman sentenced to death on 18 June 1997, has seen his appeal recently rejected by the Supreme Court. His sole chance of escaping execution now rests with the possibility of a pardon by the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the recommendation of the Head of the Judiciary.

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