Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions A/HRC/14/24/Add.1 para 367 Full recommendation: I therefore again urge your Excellency’s Government to expeditiously lift or commute the death sentences imposed against Mr. Abu Moslem Sohrabi, as well as all other persons awaiting execution for offences committed before they reached age 18. All other efforts undertaken by your Government to prevent these executions are insufficient to meet its obligations under international treaties it is a Party to. Assessment drafted using Impact Iran indicators1 A. Expeditiously lift or commute the death sentences imposed against Mr. Abu Moslem Sohrabi In December 2001, Abu Moslem Sohrabi, then a 17-year-old, stabbed a 25-year-old man to death.2 Abu claims the act was an-act of self defence and that the other party raped him on numerous occasions and was harassing him at the time of the incident. Abu Moslem Sohrabi was tried by Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court in Firouzabad and sentenced to death as a qesas3 penalty. However, in a letter to the Supreme Court, the judge who issued the original death sentence retracted his ruling in the light of evidence that the defendant was a rape victim and acted in self-defense. In July 2008 Branch 33 of the Supreme Court in Tehran ordered a review of the case but the death sentence was upheld. The current status of Mr. Abu Moslem Sohrabi is unknown. The last known update on his case was registered in 2008 by Amnesty International. The update states that Abumoslem Sohrabi’s execution order was approved by the Supreme Court; the case was transferred to the Office of the Implementation of Sentences.4 Despite the lack of information regarding Mr. Sohrabi’s case, it is not likely that his sentence was lifted or commuted as no such announcement was made by the Iranian Judiciary. 1 CCPR.6.2.S.1; CCPR.6.2.P.1; CCPR.6.2.O.2; Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran https://www.iranrights.org/library/document/825/iran-fear-ofimminent-execution-abumoslem-sohrabi 3 Qesas or Qisas refers to retaliation punishments such as, if a person cuts off someone else’s finger, the victim may inflict the same punishment onto the perpetrator 4 Amnesty International - https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/MDE13/025/2009/en/ 2 1

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