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Iran: further information on: death penalty: Ahmed Bakhtari

, Index number: MDE 13/019/1996

AI is dismayed at reports that the above, a 41-year-old agricultural engineer, may be at risk of imminent execution. According to information received by the organization, he was informed in prison that the Pardon Committee had decided that the death sentence should be carried out. Ahmed Bakhtari had been sentenced to death by an Islamic Revolutionary Court in 1994, after conviction of charges including activities for an illegal opposition group, sedition and armed robbery.

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