(Persia Digest) – The life of former Tehran mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, who had confessed to killing his second wife and been sentenced to death, has been spared by her next of kin.

This morning, the victim’s brother posted a message on Instagram, saying: “We forgave Mr Mohammad-Ali Najafi and we are happy not to have made a deal over our sister’s blood.”

Former Tehran mayor, minister, and vice-president, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, murdered his second wife in their home on 28 May and walked into a police station to confess on the same day. He was sentenced to retribution (qisas) under Sharia Law.

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