Latifi’s Execution Halted Pending Further Review
Sunday 4:00 pm Tehran time: The execution sentence of the Kurdish student, Habibilah Latifi, was halted today after widespread protests within Iran as well as by the international community. According to his lawyer, Saleh Nikbakht, this development should provide “at least two more months” for trying to save his life.
Sunday 6:30 am Tehran time: A human rights activist present in front of the Sanandaj Courts told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Habibollah Latifi’s family continue to wait to visit with him. He said that a gathering of people is slowly forming and those in attendance want to know whether statements made earlier by Sanandaj Prison Chief Warden about a delay of execution were accurate or not. At 3:30 a.m., the Chief Warden had told those gathered in front of the Prison that the execution had been postponed and the family could visit with the prisoner.