TEHRAN, IRAN -- The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed five people they considered "morally corrupt."
The reversal, in an infamous 5-year-old case from Kerman in central Iran, has produced anger and controversy.
"A lot of people have lost their confidence in the judicial system," Nemat Ahmadi, a lawyer associated with the case, said in a telephone interview.
Three lower court rulings found all the men guilty of murder. Their cases had been appealed to the Supreme Court, which overturned the guilty verdicts. The latest decision reaffirms that earlier reversal.