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WorldIran court upholds Iranian's death sentence for killing U.S. woman

12:36  18 may  2019
12:36  18 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Iran court upholds Iranian's death sentence for killing U.S. woman Young girls walk in front of a mural showing the Iranian national flag in the centre of the capital Tehran, on April 23, 2019. - The White House announced yesterday it was calling an end to six-month waivers that had exempted several countries from unilateral US sanctions on Iranian oil exports. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images) DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme court has upheld the death sentence of an Iranian man for killing an American woman seven years ago to steal her car, the state-run daily Iran reported on Saturday.

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Police were able to arrest two suspects, aged 20 and 21 at the time, using closed circuit television recordings showing them at a petrol station with her car. One of the men confessed to have strangled the woman and taken her car and cash, while the other admitted helping, the report added.

The number of executions in Iran were halved in 2018 through changes to anti-narcotics laws, but the country was still second in the world after China with at least 253 convicts put to death, according to rights group Amnesty International.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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