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Habibollah Latifi’s Death Sentence Stopped By Leadership’s Pardon

Posted on: 2nd September, 2015
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HRANA News Agency – Political prisoner, Habibollah Latifi’s execution sentence was stopped by the leadership’s pardon.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA), the death penalty of a political prisoner, Habibollah Latifi, was stopped after several requests and the amnesty of leadership of the Islamic Republic.

Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht, lawyer of this political prisoner, announced this news and told HRANA that this political prisoner’s sentence will soon be converted to another punishment.

It should be noted that Habibollah Latifi has never been on leave since his arrest in 2007 until today due to his death sentence.

Habibollah Latifi, a senior engineering student at the University of Ilam, was arrested on 23rd October 2007 and, after spending more than three months in solitary confinement and physical torture, was sentenced to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj presided by jusge Hasan Babaei on charges of “Combat and Corruption on Earth”.

His death sentence had been sent to the Court of Appeal due to his lawyer’s objection, but in the winter of that year, the Court of Appeal also confirmed the death sentence and the verdict for a final appeal was sent to the Supreme Court, where it was again confirmed.

Finally, after eight years of the family and lawyers of this political prisoner and people’s demand, Habibollah Latifi was pardoned by the leadership and his death sentence was suspended.

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