جمعه ۱۹ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۵:۳۵ - ۹ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
After a Tehran province’s penal court found the case of history professor and death row inmate Hashem Aghajari was out of its jurisdiction, the case was given to a public court, head of the Tehran judiciary Abbas-Ali Alizadeh said.
A court in Hamedan sentenced Aghajari to death twice since June 2002, when he was arrested on charges of insulting Islam for a speech on Islamic Protestantism, in which he rejected the Shiite principle of religious emulation. Both times the death sentence was overturned by the Islamic judiciary’s supreme court after the Supreme Leader intervened.
Head of the supreme court Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi-Gilani said he personally did not believe that Aghajari was an apostate, as the Hamedan court had held.