IRAN - Juvenile offender Mohammadreza Hadadi released
|IRAN - Mohammadreza Haddadi
February 28, 2022:
Juvenile offender Mohammadreza Hadadi (Mohammad-Reza Haddadi) released
After 18 years suffering from the nightmare of being executed, juvenile offender Mohammadreza Haddadi was released from Shiraz Adel Abad prison on February 28, 2022 by paying the blood money.
On February 14, 2022, the branch 1 of the Supreme Court, annulled the decree of death sentence in his case and sentenced him to paying the blood money.
The sentence stated that, first, the forensic doctor had stated that he could not comment on the defendant’s mental development at the time of the crime due to the passage of time.
Secondly, the statements of the other defendants that the strangulation of the victim by Mohammad Reza Haddadi (who was 15 years old at the time of the crime and was the youngest of all the defendants) are not in a way that would lead to the knowledge that the murder was intentional.
Mohammadreza Haddadi, born on March 17, 1988, was imprisoned since 2002. He was charged with murder during the robbery of a car in Kazeroon along with three other defendants who share this case. Haddadi had initially pleaded guilty, but later explained that two of his accomplices had tricked him into pleading guilty and accepting the murder by promising him money and had told him he would not be executed because he was a minor.
Mohammad Reza Haddadi has suffered from severe kidney failure and stomach ulcers during this period. He has also been taken to the gallows and returned to the ward many times in the last 18 years. He will be 34 this month.
The human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” while wishing well being and health for Mohammadreza Haddadi, his family and especially his father who had suffered a lot during the last 18 years being sick and blind, suffering the pain and torture that his son suffered, thanks all those who tried to cancel this inhuman sentence. We are happy to have been with Mohammadreza Haddadi and being his voice all these years. On the Haddadi case, see also HoC 14/02/2022.
https://en.javanehha.com/2022/03/juvenile-offender-mohammadreza-haddadi-released/ (Source: Javanehha)