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Legal news from Sunday, May 3, 2009
17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki [official website] announced [press briefing] Saturday that Iran's judiciary will fairly review the espionage conviction of US journalist Roxana Saberi [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], adding that "[r]ules and regulations in Iran equally apply to all individuals who violate the law." Mottaki's statement came [read more]

15:05 EDT

[JURIST] An Iranian woman sentenced to death for a murder committed as a juvenile was secretly executed Friday, drawing criticism from human rights groups. Delara Darabi, a 23-year-old Iranian artist sentenced to death six years ago as a juvenile on a murder conviction, was executed in secret [HRW press release] [read more]

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