‘Iran would’ve handed Al-Nimr death 7 times’

‘Iran would’ve handed Al-Nimr death 7 times’
Updated 15 January 2016

‘Iran would’ve handed Al-Nimr death 7 times’

‘Iran would’ve handed Al-Nimr death 7 times’

JEDDAH: Despite Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s judiciary, its own courts would have given Nimr Al-Nimr seven death sentences for the same charges, according to a legal expert.
Lawyer Ahmed Al-Jamaan Al-Malki told a local publication that Al-Nimr, one of the men executed in the Kingdom recently for terrorism, would have received two death sentences for two charges.
This would be for calling for the government’s overthrow and allegiance to Wilayat Al-Faqih (Rule of the Jurist). According to Iranian Criminal Law endorsed in 1992 these are seen as treasonous acts.
He said that Article 504 of Iranian Civil Law regards these as acts of aggression. For these and other charges there would be an additional five death penalties. Al-Nimr had confessed to all these violations, he said.
“When he waived his rights to be prosecuted by a civil court, he would have been referred in accordance with Articles 183, 185 and 504 of Iranian Criminal Law to the Military Revolutionary Court established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini.”
If he had done so, he would have lost many rights, including to have his case heard in public and access to a lawyer. “According to the Iranian justice system, Al-Nimr deserves seven death sentences in the country’s military and revolutionary courts,” he said.