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Young Man Facing Death for Insulting Islam Online Tricked into Signing Confession

Young Man Facing Death for Insulting Islam Online Tricked into Signing Confession

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
24/03/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

, sentenced to death for “insulting the prophet” of Islam when he was 19-years-old, was tricked into signing his confession, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

Despite the severity of the charge, a court-appointed attorney who failed to defend him properly represented him during his trial, added the source, who requested anonymity for security reasons.

“During his interrogation, Sina was told that if he signed a confession and repented, he would be pardoned and let go,” said the source in an interview with CHRI on March 21, 2017. “Unfortunately, he made a childish decision and accepted the charges. Then they sentenced him to death.”