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Iran: Death penalty / flogging: Hossein Dowlatkhah

, Index number: MDE 13/029/1997

Hossein Dowlatkhah, a businessman, was sentenced to death on 18 June 1997 by a revolutionary court in Tehran on charges of corruption and embezzlement. He was also given a sentence of flogging after being accused of organizing "lavish parties" with drugs. There is concern that his appeal to the Supreme Court has been rejected.

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