Iranian authorities did not go through with the execution of Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani yesterday, and his death sentence has been delayed, a family member informed the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Khosravi Savadjani was visited by relatives on Monday, and while the family was relieved that the sentence had not been carried out, there is still a chance that it will happen any day.
The condemned prisoner’s lawyer is applying for another hearing to review the case and overturn the death sentence.
Human Rights Watch issued a statement three days ago expressing concern about Khosravi Savadjani’s imminent execution and calling on Iranian authorities to commute the sentence.
Human Rights groups report that Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2007 on spying charges and sentenced to six years in jail for allegedly extending financial aid to a television network of the dissident political group the People’s Mojahedin Organization.
He was later moved to Tehran where he was charged with “enmity against God” and handed the death sentence.