Benyamin Rasouli Spared the Death Penalty

SCE Campaign
by SCE Campaign
According to the Committee for Human Rights Reporters,
after 6 years anxiously awaiting execution, Benyamin Rasouli has been
spared the death penalty and is now released. Fifteen year old Benyamin was in a fight when allegedly
he accidentally killed his friend. He was initially convicted of murder
and sentenced to death through Branch 74 of the criminal court of
Tehran.  His lawyer testified that due to his age and the fact that the
strike was not premeditated that his file should be sent back to court
for reconsideration. Due to the fact that the murder was not intentional, the
family of the victim granted forgiveness and accepted the payment of 
approximately $50,000.00 USD blood money in compensation. Human rights
activists and those fighting against child executions helped Benyamin's
family to raise the required amount.   On
November 27th (Azar 6th)  the judges from  branch 71 reviewed his file
and  signed his release due to the fact that he had spent sufficient
time in prison for his crime.

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Good news, thanks for sharing.



by yolanda on

Thank God, this young man's life is spared! 

Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"