Skip to comments.update: Aghajari's death sentence will be final if he refuses to appeal (insulted Muhammad)
Posted on 11/26/2002 3:42:00 AM PST by chance33_98
Aghajari's death sentence will be final if he refuses to appeal
Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA -- Iran's Chief Prosecutor Ayatollah Abdonnabi Namazi said here Tuesday that if the death convict academic Hashemi Aghajari does not appeal his sentence after the 20-day statuary period is over, his court verdict will be final.
Namazi, speaking on the sidelines of a conference entitled "Basij and Security", said Aghajari's case will be sent to Tehran if he does not appeal the sentence.
Academic Hashem Aghajari was sentenced to death by a court in the western Iranian city of Hamedan on November 6 for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
The death sentence drew sharp angry criticism in Iran, with students staging several days of rally to call on the Judiciary to suspend the ruling.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei accordingly ordered the Judiciary to review the case.
Asked what measures the Judiciary has taken after the order by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to review Aghajari's case, Namazi said Aghajari is obliged to appeal.
Still, the Judiciary Spokesman Mir-Mohammad Sadeqi Monday had announced that the Judiciary would review Aghajari's case after the leader's order, stressing that his case will be sent to the Supreme Court.
Aghajari can appeal the death sentence until December 3, 2002. But, he has not appealed the verdict so far.
An often overused verse but in this case it does fit. These muslim leaders have become in action and thought the modern day pharisees, and Jesus had em pegged way back when.
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