Behnood Shojaee receives 4th stay of execution in 4 years

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Since taking his post as the new Head of Judiciary, Ayatollah Larijani granted a stay of execution for Behnood Shojaei. As reported in Iranian "Parleman News", defence lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei said that 7 people were scheduled to be executed but they all received stays of execution.

He reported to ILNA that human rights activists, Mothers for Peace, and some good Samaritans visited the family of the deceased prior to the execution and pleaded for forgiveness. At the time of the execution, the head of execution invited the family of the victim inside the
prison and half an hour later, an officer announced that there would be no executions that day.

It is also reported that Abbass Jadidi, a Wrestling champion, stood in front of Evin prison in order to convince the family of the victim to forgive Ghasem Nemati whose execution was
also postponed.  Mohammad Mostafaei continues to stress faults in Behnood's file.


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