IRAN. LIFE OF A TEENAGE HANGS IN BALANCE
February 11, 2008: despite widespread international calls by humanitarian organizations for stay of execution sentence of a teenager, Behnam Zarei, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi the mullahs judiciary chief ordered the youngster's family to try to get the victim's survivors consent otherwise the execution should be carried out as planned.
According to mullahs' regime penal code the only remedy to avoid facing capital punishment for murder is to pay blood money to the victims' survivors. Zarei is in the death row of Adelabad prison in the southern city of Shiraz.
However if the victim's family does not agree, the execution should go on as scheduled. (Sources: NCR-Iran.org, 11/02/2008)