The Supreme court confirmed a death verdict

HRANA News Agency – Death verdict of a peddler who accused to murder another peddler during a quarrel for the place of business, has been confirmed by supreme court.

According to a report of Mehr news, on March 8th of 2010, police station No. 101 informed about the quarrel of two peddlers in Tajrish square. When the polices arrived to the reported place, they found out that the peddlers fought each other for the place of their business and in the quarrel Morteza hit Safar’s chest by a screwdriver.

Safar transferred to hospital, but after 69 days because of the wound he died. Then police arrested Morteza after Safar death in accusation of murder.

Morteza in the investigation sessions confessed to his crime and said “The night of the incident slain did set up his goods in my place, I have been pissed off and objected to him but he insulted me; I hit his chest by a screwdriver.”

This peddler trialed in the branch 71 of Tehran criminal court and sentenced to death, but Morteza objected the verdict and the case sent back to supreme court which his death verdict been confirmed by branch 13 of supreme court.

Discussing the breach of legal cases in this report:

Article 3 of the universal declaration of human rights: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.

Paragraph 2 of Article 1 of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty: Each State Party shall take all necessary measures to abolish the death penalty within its jurisdiction.

Translated by: Ramyar Hassani


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