Saman Naseem Still in an Undecided Situation

HRANA News Agency – There is no change in the legal status of Saman Naseem, juvenile offender whose death sentence had been suspended by the protest of the international community and human rights organizations yet, despite three deployments to the forensic for examination of his intellectual growth.

An informed source in this regard said to Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), “The case of Saman Naseem has not changed currently. Despite three deployments of Saman Naseem to the forensic for examination of his intellectual growth, no sentence has been issued so far.”

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 ignorance it became clear that two of them were transferred to Zanjan prison.

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