IRAN: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR GHOLAMREZA KHOSRAVI
April 30, 2012: Iranâ€™s Supreme Court has approved a death sentence for Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, a human rights group reported.
Accordng to opposition site Melli Mazhabi, the death sentence of Khosravi, an alleged supporter of the group the Peopleâ€™s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), has been upheld by Iranâ€™s Supreme Court. The Revolutionary Court was reportedly informed about the verdict on 21 April.
Khosravi, 46, was arrested in Kerman Province on 24 February 2008 and was later sentenced to six years in prison, half of which was suspended.
He has spent more than forty months in solitary confinement at various detention centres in the country.
In late 2011, Khosravi was sentenced to death after being charged with â€śMoharebehâ€ť (enmity against God) in connection with his alleged financial support for the terrorist organisation. The ruling was later approved by the Judge Pirabbasi who presided over the appeals court hearing.
Khosravi also spent five years in prison in the 80s in connection with his political activism in the early years of the revolution.
He has a wife and a fifteen-year-old son. (Sources: eurasiareview.com, 03/05/2012)