July 26, 2007
Mariwan, Iranian Kurdistan, -- The wife of
Hiwa Boutimarthe, a dissident Kurdish journalist
sentenced to death in Iran, has pleaded for her
husband's life saying the court's ruling was "an
Hiro, 19, spoke to AKI by phone from Mariwan, a city
in Iran's Kurdistan region.
"I want to believe that the judge has made an error
since in the death sentence Hiwa is described as
being single when in fact we got married three years
ago", Hiro said.
Hiro, a university mathematics student, described
the sentence as "against every humane principle" and
as having "trampled on the penal code of the Islamic
Adnan Hassanpur (L) and Hiwa Botimar sentenced to death
by the Iranian Islamic regime