IRAN: JUVENILE OFFENDER SENTENCED TO DEATH
September 20, 2018:
According to Javanonline website, the Criminal Court of Tehran has issued a verdict for Mehrdad for the third time and this time he is sentenced to death, Iranian Global Network reported on September 18, 2018. (Sources: iranians.global, 18/09/2018)
The defendant was sentenced twice at the Criminal Court of Tehran for a murder that was committed on April 22, 2014, and, based on Article 91, he was sentenced to imprisonment and paying blood money because he was a minor.
Mehrdad had earlier explained the cause of murder, “Three years ago I was invited to a birthday party where I passed out after drinking alcohol and was sexually harassed by a guy named Soheil. That was why I decided to kill him.”
He continued, “I met Soheil in a park and stabbed him. Later that night I went to the location to hide the body but I was arrested”.