Mahyar is convicted of murdering his father in 2004, when he was 17 years old. His mother is also sentenced to death for assistance in the murder. According to reports at the time of alleged murder , Mehyar’s father, who was alcoholic, was beating up his mother. Mehyar seem to have suffered from temporary insanity at the time.
Mehyar was sentenced to death in the northern city of Rasht where the court did not take into consideration his mental status or age at the time of offence. With the supreme court’s approval of the sentence, Mahyar and his mother Matyam are at imminent risk of execution.
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