Iranian Authorities React to the Reports About Mohsen Amir Aslani's Execution This Morning

Sept. 24, 2014, 10:05 p.m.
Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported today that Mohsen Amir Aslani was executed convicted of "Corruption on earth" and heresy. Iranian authorities have now reacted to this report.  Iran Human Rights, September 24, 2014: A high ranking Iranian Judiciary official confirmed today execution of Mr. Mohsen Amir Aslani (37) in Rajaishahr prison of Karaj this morning. Gholamhossein Esmaeili, the Judiciary official, told Mizannews that Mohsen Amir Aslani was executed convicted of rape. He denied that Mr. Aslani's death sentence was related to his other charges. Base on the information Iran Human Rights (IHR) has access to Mr. Amir Aslani had in March 2007 been charged with among others  heresy, insulting Prophet Jonah and immoral acts. In March 2007 he was sentenced by the section 31 of Tehran's Court of Appeal to imprisonment, lashes and economic fines. But later he was charges with "corruption on the earth" for the same charges in addition to the charges of rape. According to IHR's information, Mr. Amir Aslani never confessed to the rape charges and there was not sufficient evidence supporting these charges. IHR calls for  an independent investigation of Mr. Mohsen Amir Aslani's case.