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Qassameh: When A Plaintiff's Relatives' Oaths Become a Gallows (BBC Persian Video)

BBC Persian
BBC Persian
February 24, 2018
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In this February 2018 segment produced by BBC Persian, Abdorrahman Boroumand Center Executive Director Roya Boroumand and legal expert Musa Barzin discuss qassameh - a procedure by which a defendant can be sentenced to death solely on the basis of a plaintiff's relatives' sworn oaths in certain conditions foreseen in Iranian law - and the case of a Saleh Shari'ati, an alleged juvenile offender at risk of execution in a qassameh case.

(Video Link: Persian only)