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Woman hanged in Iran, despite campaign

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Woman hanged in Iran, despite campaign

Post by Kitkat on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 11:44

Iran has executed a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison despite an international campaign urging a reprieve.

Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's ministry of intelligence.

Human rights group Amnesty International said she was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation.

A campaign calling for a halt to the execution was launched on Facebook and Twitter last month and appeared to have brought a temporary stay in execution.

However, government news agency Tasnim said on Saturday that Jabbari had been executed after her relatives failed to gain consent from the victim's family for a reprieve.

And (from the same above link) .....
this rather harrowing list of [recorded] Global executions for the year 2013 alone:

   China: 1,000+
   Iran: 369+
   Iraq: 169+
   Saudi Arabia: 79+
   United States: 39
   Somalia: 34+
   Sudan: 21+
   Yemen: 13+
   Japan: 8
   Others: 42+ (in 12 countries)

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