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Saman Naseem Examined by the Forensic about His Mental Age

Posted on: 24th June, 2017
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Mohammad Abdollahi

HRANA News Agency – In the case of Saman Naseem, death row juvenile offender in the central prison of Orumieh who had been warned about the execution of his sentence, during past few days, the lack of mental age at the time of the crime was emphasized by forensic tests which also has been sent to the judge.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), during past few days, the lack of mental age at the time of the crime of Saman Naseem was emphasized by forensic tests and was sent to the judge.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “the lack of mental age of Saman Naseem at the time of the crime was emphasized by the forensic. It also has been sent to the judge and we are waiting for the judge’s decision.”

Earlier, HRANA had reported that the juvenile offender was summoned to the court. Sources close to him have informed about the letter of the head of the judiciary to stop the execution. But the local security institutions by influencing the relevant judicial authority insist on the execution of the death sentence.”

It is worth mentioning, the authorities of Urmia prison, summoned four prisoners, including Saman Naseem, Mohammad Abdollahi and two other criminal prisoners and warned them that considering the new judiciary procedures, there was not a long time left until their execution.

Later, in August 2016, one of the prisoners named Mohammad Abdollahi, while after a long hunger strike, the authorities had promised him an investigation into the case, was suddenly transferred to solitary confinement and was executed.

Saman Naseem was born on December 16, 1993 and has been sentenced to death on charges of Muharebeh and corruption on earth because of membership in one of the Kurdish armed groups while he was 17 year old when arrested.

The reason of this verdict had been because of his membership in the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) and his alleged engagement in armed activities against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. His death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in December 2013.

Saman Naseem had no access to his lawyer during the preliminary investigation. He says he was tortured during his detention, the torture included pulling his nails off his hands and feet and he had been hung upside down for several hours.

Saman Naseem with five political prisoners named “Sirvan Nazhavy”, “Ebrahim Esapour”, “Ali and Habib Afshari” and “Yones Aghayan” were transferred out of ward 12 of Central Prison of Orumiyeh in order to be executed in February, 2015 but after 4 months it became clear that two of them were transferred to Zanjan prison.

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