BBC World Service: Audio: The Iranian Lawyer who has saved 50 people from execution

Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei. Photo Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images

“If a person commits a crime you have to go look at the roots, see what the roots are, you have to analyze the personality and analyze the situation.  It was my personal analysis of the situation that lead me to believe death penalty, capital punishment is not the answer”

A fantastic interview with Mohammad Mostafaei, who is currently exiled in Norway, facing prison at home in Iran for his high profile campaign against the death penalty.  He has saved 50 people from stoning and hanging execution sentences, including a dozen children under the age of 18.  He discusses the biases and even unlawful behavior in the Iranian judicial system.

Full audio interview here: Fighting Iran’s stoning sentence

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