Family Spares Ex-Tehran Mayor Facing Death Over Wife's Murder
Faizan Hashmi 11 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 02:50 PM
Tehran, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Aug, 2019 ) :A former mayor of Tehran sentenced to death over the murder of his wife has been spared by her family in a post shared on Instagram on Wednesday.
Ostad's family had appealed for the Islamic law of retribution to be applied -- an "eye for an eye" form of punishment which would have seen the death penalty served.
"My father, my mother and our Mahyar (his sister's son) forgive Mr Mohammad Ali Najafi" after mediation that involved others, he wrote.
"We hope Mr Mohammad Ali Najafi in his remaining years... engages in cleansing himself." Najafi remains behind bars after also receiving a two-year jail sentence for illegal possession of a firearm, but it was not immediately known if he still has to serve time for murder.
A mathematician, professor and veteran politician, Najafi had previously served as President Hassan Rouhani's economic adviser and education minister.