Long arm of Sharia: Iran hangs man accused of murder in California
Iran has hanged a man (not this picture) who was accused of committing murder in California
A human rights organization claimed on Tuesday that an
Iranian-American man had been hanged by the Islamic regime for
committing murder in California.
“According to confirmed sources, Iranian authorities carried out the
death sentence for Hamid Samiee and another prisoner at Karaj’s Rajai
Shahr Prison on Wednesday November 4,” Iran Human Rights, a nonprofit
organization that claims to have sources within Iran, disclosed on Tuesday.
“Samiee, reportedly accused of committing an act of murder in
California, was arrested by Iranian authorities upon his return to
Iran,” according to the organization’s report. “He was sentenced to
death by Branch 71 of Tehran’s Criminal Court for the murder of an
Iranian man identified as Behrouz Janmohammadi.”
“Confirmed sources say Samiee was arrested in 2008 after the murder
victim’s family had reported him to Iranian authorities,” according to
Iran Human Rights.
Samiee and Janmohammadi were reportedly friends living in Californian
until an altercation took place between them, according sources who
spoke to the human rights organization.
A State Department official told the Free Beacon Tuesday afternoon that Samiei is a dual citizen and that it is looking into the reports on his hanging.
“We are aware of reports of the execution in Iran of a dual citizen,
Mr. Hamid Samiei,” said the State Department official, who was not
authorized to speak on record. “We do not yet have official confirmation
of his death and are seeking more information.”
The State Department has been aware of Samei’s plight since late October, the source said.
“This case was brought to our attention on October 28,
immediately after the Foreign Interests Section at the Swiss Embassy in
Tehran was notified of Mr. Samiei’s impending execution,” the official
said. “We are not aware of any notification to the Department of State
or the Swiss Foreign Interests Section of Mr. Samiei’s arrest,
sentencing, or imprisonment prior toOctober 28. Iran does not recognize dual nationality.”
The Iranians often leave the State Department in the dark when it detains dual nations, the source said.
“The Iranian government does not notify the Department of State when
it detains dual nationals,” according to the official. “We generally
learn about these cases through the detainees’ family or friends. Once
we learned about this case, through the Swiss we asked for a stay of
execution and expressed our deep concerns about the apparent lack of due
process in this case.”
And we're going to trust this 'justice' system with nukes?
Labels: Iran, Iranian nuclear threat, Sharia law, US State Department