Supreme Court Upheld Death Sentence For Political Prisoner Saman Nasim

Saman Nasim

The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of political prisoner Saman Nasim, currently imprisoned in Orumieh prison.

Nasim’s defense attorney had objected to the sentence issued by the Appeals Court for his client but the Supreme Court upheld the Appeals Court ruling.

According to Nasim’s defense attorney, Saman Nasim born on September 20, 1994 was not of legal age at the time of crime committed on July 17, 2011, therefore, Mahabad Revolutionary Court did not have jurisdiction over his case to issue a verdict.

Despite the objection of the defense attorney, after the case was reviewed by the Supreme Court, the Appeals Court ruling was upheld and Nasim was notified in prison of the court’s ruling.

Saman Nasim was sentenced to death on April 27, 2013 by East Azarbaijan province Appeals Court on charges of membership in the banned Kurdish group PJAK.

Source: HRANA


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