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29 August 2008

Further Information on 221/08 (MDE 13/111/2008, 12 August 2008) Death Penalty

IRAN

Shabnam Parastesh, (f), aged around 33 years

On 27 August, Shabnam Parastesh was hanged in Tehran's Evin Prison for the murder of her husband Mojtaba Amirpour.

Shabnam Parastesh was sentenced to death in 2006 by a criminal court in Tehran for the murder of Mojtaba Amirpour. She had been detained for the past two years in Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj, a city west of Tehran.

Her death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court and her execution was scheduled for 12 August 2008 but was not carried out at the time.

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