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Legal news from Sunday, May 3, 2009
by Ingrid Burke

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced Saturday that Iran's judiciary will fairly review the espionage conviction of US journalist Roxana Saberi, adding that "ules and regulations in Iran equally apply to all individuals who violate the law." Mottaki's statement came in response to close public scrutiny of the development of …

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by Ingrid Burke

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 at Rasht Central Prison on Friday morning. Although the execution …

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