Saturday, October 25, 2014

REYHANEH JABBARI WAS EXECUTED BY HANGING FOR KILLING A MAN SHE SAID TRIED TO SEXUALLY ABUSE HER



IRAN HANGS WOMAN DESPITE INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO SAVE HER


October 25, 2014 - Iran has executed a 26-year-old woman convicted for killing a man who she said tried to sexually abuse her.
Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution was due to be carried out on September 30 but was postponed for 10 days [AP]
Reyhaneh Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence.
She was hanged at dawn on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying.
A message posted on the homepage of a Facebook campaign that was set up to try to save her, but which now states "Rest in Peace," appeared to confirm the report.
Efforts for clemency had intensified in recent weeks. Jabbari's mother was allowed to visit her for one hour on Friday, Amnesty International said, a custom that tends to precede executions in Iran.
The shocking news that Reyhaneh Jabbari has been executed is deeply disappointing in the extreme. This is another bloody stain on Iran’s human rights record.
Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui,
Amnesty International,

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