Iraqi Kurd sentenced to death in Iran
After spending two years in detention, a Kurd from Soleimanieh in Iraq has been sentenced to death by a preliminary court. Sarvahar Omar Faraj, an Iraqi citizen, has been prosecuted for murdering a fellow-citizen in 2000. But since the court initially could not locate this individual in the country, and also because no charges had been pressed against him by the victimâ€™s family, the prosecutor issued his death sentence in his absence. In 2007, after reentering Iran, he was put under arrest by the police in Tehran and was sent to prison. Earlier this week, two years since he was put under informal arrest, the original death sentence was delivered to him.