IRAN - Iran court quashes Mohammad Ghobadlou death sentence
|IRAN - Mohammad Ghobadlou
July 26, 2023:
(July 26, 2023) - Iran court quashes Mohammad Ghobadlou death sentence----The condemned man's family had appealed for clemency from the court on the grounds that he suffered from bipolar disorder.
Iran's Supreme Court has quashed a death sentence handed down to a 23-year-old man convicted of killing a policeman during nationwide protests last year, local media reported Wednesday.
Mohammad Ghobadlou was sentenced to death on the charge of "corruption on Earth" in October after a court found him guilty of "attacking police officers, one of them fatally", in a car-ramming during a protest.
"The Supreme Court quashed the death sentence... against Ghobadlou and referred his case to a new jurisdiction to deal with issues relating to his mental health," Iran's Mehr news agency reported, citing his defence team.
Ghobadlou's family had appealed for clemency from the court on the grounds that he suffered from bipolar disorder.
Dozens of police officers were among the hundreds of people killed during the Amini protests, which Tehran labelled "riots" fomented by foreign governments.
Authorities made thousands of arrests among protesters and their supporters.
https://www.newarab.com/news/iran-court-quashes-amini-protests-death-sentence (Source: newarab.com)