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Iran: Further Information on Death penalty/ Fear of imminent execution/ Unfair trial concern: Ali Mahin Torabi (m)

, Index number: MDE 13/099/2008

Following a review ordered by the head of Iran's judiciary, Ali Mahin Torabi’s death sentence has been quashed and he will be retried. In December 2007, the head of Iran's judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, ordered a review of the case. On 25 July 2008, he announced that he had quashed the verdict of qesas (retribution). Ali Mahin Torabi's case has been passed to the judiciary in Tehran for retrial.

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