Jafar Kazemi’s lawyer, Nasim Ghanavi, stated that the appeals court has upheld the death sentence for her client and the 31st branch of the Supreme Court has denied the request for reviewing the case.
Jafar Kazemi’s lawyer stated that the appeals court has upheld the death sentence for her client and the 31stbranch of the Supreme Court has denied the request for reviewing the case. The 36thbranch of the Tehran Court of Appeals presided by Hojjatoleslam Zargar has upheld the sentence.
His lawyer added that her client has been held in solitary confinement for a long time but she was not aware whether he or his family has been put under any other type of pressure.
Jafar Kazemi, a 46-year-old lithographer for textbooks and pamphlets at Amir Kabir University, was arrested September of 2009. He was held in the solitary confinement unit of Ward 209 and was transferred to Ward 350 after 74 days. Kazemi was also imprisoned for nine years in the eighties for political reasons.
Jafar Kazemi’s wife, Roudabeh Akbari wrote a letter to the United Nations Secretary General urging him to make every effort to stop his execution. He had been tried in the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court.
Kazemi’s lawyer, Nasim Ghanavi reports that his client is accused of “enmity with God through sympathy for People’s Mojahedin Organization.” He has denied all the charges.
His lawyer further stated that the lower court, the appeals court and the Supreme Court have not reviewed the presented defense and have all convicted him of enmity with God.
According to her, Jafar Kazemi’s sentence has been sent to the court of execution and currently there are no other legal options available in order to halt the execution.