Iran Overturns Death Sentence For MKO Member

A cell in Tehran’s Evin prison

September 15, 2007 (RFE/RL) — Tehran has overturned the death sentence of a former Mujahedin Khalq Organization member who has been held in an Iranian prison in Iran for six years.

Saeed Masuri was condemed to death in 2001 for his alleged role in an MKO"military mission" aimed against the Iranian government.

Masuri had lived in Norway since 1988, but traveled to Iran in 2001. He was arrested before he was able to carry out his alleged mission.

Masuri’s cousin, Manuchehr Masuri, told RFE/RL’s Persian-language service, Radio Farda, that officials at Tehran’s Evin prison had announced they were reducing his sentence.

"Last week when his mother went to visit him at the prison, officials told her that his death sentence has been reduced to life imprisonment," Masuri said, adding that his cousin was "very happy" about the news…

(ISNA)

 (Radio Farda)

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