شنبه ۲۶ اسفند ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۰:۲۴
HUMAN RIGHTS: Appeals Court to Review Aghajari’s New Verdict
September 3, 2004 - The Islamic government’s supreme court will hear Islamic-leftist activist Hashem Aghajari’s appeal, Aghajari’s lawyer Saleh Nikbakht announced on Friday. Aghajari was sentenced twice by a court in Hamedan for criticizing the clerical rule and the Shiite principle of religious emulation in a June 2002 speech on Islamic Protestantism, but the sentences were both turned down by the Islamic government’s supreme court, after widespread student demonstrations forced the Supreme Leader to intervene. Last month a court in Tehran sentenced Aghajari to two years in jail, and released him on bail, after a short retrial that received wide coverage in the Islamic government’s reformist newspapers.