Iran Hangs Reyhaneh Jabbari, Woman Convicted For Murder of Alleged Rapist
Tehran: Reyhaneh Jabbari has been hanged in Iran on Saturday; despite of International pleas for her life she was executed.
Iranian woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari convicted for murder of alleged rapist, was executed in Iran on Saturday despite of international appeals to secure her life from death penalty.
The 26-year-old Reyhaneh was hanged after she failed to reprieve from victim’s family for her life within 10 days under sharia law enforced since 1979 Islamic revolution. She had killed the man trying to rape her in 2007.
Reyhaneh has been sentenced to death for murder of alleged rapist with a kitchen knife, Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, an ex-employee of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security.
The official news agency reported that she has been executed despite of international pleas to secure her life from death penalty, she had also pleaded self-defense but failed to prove her feign innocence before judges, left convicted for murder after her final appeal to Iran’s supreme court.
Tehran state prosecutor’s office stated just after execution that Reyhaneh Jabbari had all chances to prove her innocence but she failed to convince judges even she diverted the case by adding an accusation of rape to the victim, her intention for murder proved with her text message to her friend and purchase of murder weapon two days before the killing.