01 October 2020 :
Arman Abdolali, who was under 18 years old at the time of committing the alleged murder, has been sentenced to death again by Branch Five of the Tehran Criminal Court despite the victim’s body never being found, IHR reported on 28 September 2020.
According to the Iran newspaper website, Branch Five of the Tehran Criminal Court has sentenced Arman Abdolali to qisas (retribution-in-kind). Per the reports, Arman confessed to murder during interrogations but withdrew his confession in court.
As the victim’s body was never found, the defence lawyer has suggested that he may be alive. Arman Abdolali was previously taken to the gallows in Rajai Shahr Prison on 1 January 2020 but was returned to his cell after the sentence was suspended.