The events that led to the death of Mazdak have already been well documented and Ali has denied to have committed the crime when he was 16, which is 5 years ago, and he has been in jail ever since.
Ever since the publication of Ali’s case in IRAN newspaper , the reaction of thousands of Iranians, from ordinary people, parents, doctors, engineers, clerics, family of the Iran-Iraq war martyrs, to Ali’s schoolmates and teachers, to radio and TV announcers and news reporters from all over the country have been over-whelming. So far Mazdak’s mother is reported to have forgiven Ali, but Mazdak’s father has not expressed any change in his stance. People have been asking for contact information of Mazdak’s father to try to convince him to save the young Ali from being hanged.
In violation of Iran’s written commitment to the United Nations “Convention on the right of the child” Iran’s judiciary have sentenced Ali to death. People seem to have given up on Iran’s leaders and judiciary and as the minutes go by and less time is left to save Ali , people are praying to hear one single word from Ali’s father: Forgiveness.