IRAN. WOMAN AT RISK OF IMMINENT EXECUTION
August 1, 2006: Delara Darabi, 19, has reportedly been sentenced to death for a second time after her case was retried.Â She is at risk of imminent execution for a murder which took place when she was 17 years old.
Delara Darabi was initially sentenced to death by a lower court in the northern city of Rasht, and according to press reports, the Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence. However, new reports suggested that the sentence was rejected in January 2006 by Branch 33 of the Supreme Court and that her case was sent for retrial.
It is unclear whether Delara Darabi was retried by Branch 107 of the Special Court for Children or the General Court in Rasht. However, following two trial sessions in January 2006 and on 15 June, Delara Darabi was reportedly sentenced to death. (Sources: Amnesty International, 01/08/2006)