Iran's Top Court Accepts Protester's Appeal Against Death Sentence

By Reuters

Iran’s Supreme Court has accepted a protester’s appeal against his death sentence for allegedly damaging public property and sent his case back for review, the judiciary said on December 31, as a rights group said more clashes broke out in the west. Noor Mohammadzadeh, 25, was arrested on October 4 and sentenced to death two months later on a charge of “waging war against God” for allegedly trying to break a highway guardrail in Tehran and setting fire to a trash can during anti-government demonstrations. He rejected the accusations, saying he was forced to confess to his guilt, and went on a hunger strike two weeks ago. To read the original report from Reuters, click here.