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Moussa Khalilollahi

Title: Prosecutor of Tabriz

Sanctions: European Union (October 12, 2011) A

ccording to the Official Journal of the European Union, Moussa Khalilollahi was sanctioned by the European Union for his involvement in the Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani case. He reportedly opposed her release in violation of her right to due process.[1]

According to the New York Daily News, Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani was charged with adultery after the death of her husband and sentenced to be stoned to death.[2] According to The Telegraph, Moussa Khalilollahi alleged that Ashtiani was involved with counter-revolutionary groups.[3]


[1]European Union, “Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1002/2011 of 10 October 2011 No 359/2011 Concerning Restrictive Measures Directed Against Certain Persons, Entities and Bodies in View of the Situation in Iran,” Official Journal of the European Union, October 12, 2011. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:267:FULL:EN:PDF)

[2]Khristina Narizhnaya, “Iranian Woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Charged with Adultery, Murder Will Likely Die by Hanging,” New York Daily News, November 3, 2010. (http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-11-03/news/27080171_1_murder-charges-iranian-woman-stoning)

[3]“Iran Airs ‘Confessions’ of Stoning Woman,” The Telegraph (U.K.), December 10, 2010. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8195594/Iran-airs-confessions-of-stoning-woman.html)