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Department of Justice - Islamic Republic of Iran


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File Number: 357/2/74

Court Verdict

Judgement: 17/2/1374 [7 May 1995]-275


In the Name of God,

According to the case documents, the report of law enforcement agencies, expert opinion, Coroner’s Certificate,  examination of the body, complaints of the next of kin, confession of the defendants:  [In the matter of] the manslaughter of Hosein Haghiri and involuntary assault of Rouhollah Abbasi resulting in 5 serious wounds, one facial Damiyah[i] inflicted by defendant, Mr. Farokh Azizi, son of Seifollah, while driving and also the offence of riding a motorcycle without a licence by the second defendant, Rouhollah Abbasi, son of Hosein, are proven.  Notwithstanding, as the victim was a Baha’i at the time of accident, as were his next of kin, and [taking into account] the fact that the provision of blood money [Diyih][ii] is only legally applicable to Muslims, as per Question 21, page 559 of the Tahrir al-Vasileh[iii], it is [hereby] ordered to excuse the first defendant in respect of the payment of the blood money to the next of kin. However, in accordance with paragraph one of the Addendum to the Economic, Social and Cultural Development Act and as per Sections 149, 151 and 156 of the Taazirat Act, Mr. Farokh Azizi, son of Seifollah, is sentenced to pay forty thousand toumans, equal to four hundred thousand rial. The second defendant is sentenced to pay a hundred thousand rial to the Public Treasury for its benefit. This verdict is appealable at the Appeals Court of Central Tehran Province within 25 days of service.


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[i] An injury to the skin and minor injury to the flesh

[ii] A financial punishment that is imposed by a judge

[iii] A book by Ayatollah Khomeini as a commentary on a traditional theological text, and as a guide for Shia Muslims