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Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari Despite Reprieve Campaign

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.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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