IRAN: THE MINOR OFFENDER MOSLEH ZAMANI AND FOUR OTHERS WERE EXECUTED
December 17, 2009: According to unofficial sources from Iran, Mosleh Zamani (20) was hanged in the Dizelabad prison of Kermanshah (western Iran) along with four unidentified people.
Mosleh Zamani was convicted of raping his girlfriend in 2006 when he was 17 years old.
In an interview with BBC-Persian Mr. Zamaniâ€™s sister Sanaz Zamani confirmed the news and said that Saleh Samani, Zamaniâ€™s girlfriend, didnâ€™t have any complaints against Mosleh and they even had a letter from the forensic medicine saying there was no sexual relationship between them. However she said that Mr. Zamani was convicted of "Shararat" where only three people from the village had signed. "Shararat" is a non specific term meaning "acts of evil" frequently used for disruption of law and order or inappropriate social behaviour.
Mosleh is the fifth minor offender to be executed in Iran in 2009.
Neither Iranian officials nor the state run media mentioned news of the executions in Kermanshah.
Iran Human Rights has no further details about the identity of the four others who were executed in Kermanshah. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 18/12/2009)