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Executed for presenting a new reading of the Quran

Mohsen Amir Aslani, an Iranian young man who had been imprisoned for almost 11 years was found guilty and sentenced to death for the crime of presenting a new reading of the Quran. Mohsen's case was referred to the high court at least 3 times and each time the sentenced was repudiated. It is not know why the last time his case was once again referred to the court, the original death sentence was confirmed. and his execution took place in Tehran. 

Against the appeals from his family who wanted a fair trial for Mohsen, they were informed of his imminent execution and even the place of burial. Mohsen was under psychological as well as physical torture through his time in prison. On several occasions he was woken up early morning and taken to the place of execution only to be returned to his cell a while later. 

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