Iran confirms death penalty for Sunni preacher
Iran’s supreme court this week confirmed the death penalty of a Sunni preacher arrested in 2009, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.
The court issued the final verdict for Shahram Ahmadi, who was first charged in 2012, on Oct. 25.
Ahmadi, who was a prisoner of conscience, was held in solitary confinement for 33 months in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, before being transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in the nearby city of Karaj.
He had been held in two other prisons since his arrest.
In 2012, his younger brother, Bahram Ahmadi, was executed, along with five other Sunni preachers.