Saturday, October 25, 2014
Iran Hangs A Woman Convicted Of Murdering Former Intelligence Agent Who she Accused Of Raping Her.
hanged in Iran after she was convicted of murdering a man whom she alleged raped her. Reyhaney Jabbari, 27, stabbed Morteza Abdolali Sabandi, a former intelligence agent in 2007 with a knife she purchased 2 day prior to the incident.
The prosecutor rejected her rape claim and submitted that evidence had proved that Jabbari plotted to kill Morteza Abdolali.
The court ruled that the knife was used to stab the victim on the back showed that the murder was not in self-defense.
The United States and Other countries, including a group of European parliamentarians, have condemned the execution.
It was also reported that the Sarbandi family insisted on their legal right under the Islamic law for 'an eye for an eye' partly because Jabbari had claimed she was raped. The victim's family could have saved Jabbari by accepting monetary compensation but they rejected it as blood money.
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