The Times Online has published an unconfirmed report from Mowjcamp, an opposition news website, that the Iranian judiciary has sentenced to death opposition supporter Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani . The Times Online reported that:
The first death sentence for participation in Iran’s post election protests was handed down on Monday, an Iranian reformist website has reported.
Mowcamp, one of the many Farsi-language sites relied on by opposition supporters to spread news, reported that the accused, Mohammed Reza Ali-Zamani, had been informed of the verdict on Monday after the conclusion of his trial. The website gave no source for its report, which could not be independently verified.
The website reported that Mr Ali-Zamani “was transferred on Monday from Evin prison ward 209 to Revolutionary Court number 15, presided over by Justice Salabati and the execution verdict was communicated to him.” Evin is the name of Tehran’s most infamous prison, where regime opponents have been imprisoned since the reign of the Shah.
If confirmed, it would be the first death sentence yet in the trials of more than 100 opposition supporters for allegedly fomenting street violence following President Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory in June.
Major news sites have yet to pick up the story, and are probably waiting for further information and confirmation. The news that Ali-Zamani has been sentenced to death has, however, been spreading through Twitter.Back to top