A 20-year-old Jewish man is scheduled to be executed by Iranian authorities on Saturday, according to Iranian media reports.

The young man has been sentenced to death following his involvement in a fatal altercation with a local non-Jewish Iranian.

According to the reports, the man was arrested by local police after the fight, during which the non-Jewish Iranian was killed.

Despite attempts by the man’s family to resolve the situation under Iranian law—which allows the family of the victim to accept compensation and spare the accused from execution—the family of the deceased has refused to accept any payment and is insisting on the death penalty.

Efforts by lawyers and officials within the Iranian-Jewish community in the United States to persuade the victim’s family to accept the compensation have so far been unsuccessful.

Iranian Rabbis and a group of Jewish community attend a gathering to condemn Israel’s attacks on Gaza in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023.AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
The Jewish man’s family has appealed to the public for prayers, asking for support and intervention to save the man’s life.

Messages on social media have been circulating asking for prayers for the man to be spared:
A young boy in Iran needs our tefilot for salvation and yeshua.
His execution is scheduled for Shabbat morning. Please include him in your prayers, hoping he may be forgiven.

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