HRANA News Agency – Pardon request for death sentence of Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani from his family was rejected by Intelligence Ministry.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), after his family requested pardon for the death sentence of Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, his case was referred to the Pardon and Forgiveness Committee, but Intelligence Ministry announced he is not illegible for the pardon and he will be executed.
Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2008 in Rafsanjan, Kerman Province, in connection with his alleged support of the pro-PMOI TV station Sima-ye Azadi (Voice of Freedom). In 2008 he was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, three years of which were suspended. Following an appeal by the Ministry of Intelligence, the three-year suspended sentence was implemented, bringing his total sentence to 6 years actual imprisonment. Following further legal proceedings, including two retrials, he was sentenced to death after conviction of a fresh charge of “enmity against God” (moharebeh) for his alleged ties to the PMOI, which the Supreme Court confirmed on 21 April 2012.