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Iran: Further information on: Fear of imminent execution, Abbas Hosseini

, Index number: MDE 13/022/2005

Abbas Hosseini has not been executed, and his case has been referred to the judiciary in Tehran for review. On 7 May the Head of the Judiciary, Ayatollah Shahroudi, ordered the local judiciary in Mashhad not to proceed with the execution, which was scheduled for 8 May. The department responsible for the implementation of death sentences confirmed that in the "absence of a file and further instructions", they will not proceed with the execution.

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