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Iran: Too little, too late -- Afsaneh Norouzi's death sentence and pardon

, Index number: MDE 13/023/2005

The 36-year-old Iranian woman, Afsaneh Norouzi, who was recently spared the death penalty and finally released from prison, deserved her freedom and her right to life. But, like her unfair trial that resulted in her wrongful capital murder conviction, her "too little, too late" pardon was also grossly unfair and offered no compensation whatsoever for the litany of injustice she has endured since her detention eight years ago.

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