Publisher’s note: I have been watching this case for a long time. How very sad it has ended this way. It is important to note and remind my readers of some basic facts. In islam, a woman’s testimony is half that of a man, which means this woman needed at least one other woman to corroborate her story. Since virtually all women in islamic countries are terrified of what will happen to them if they speak out, almost none will.
It is also critical to point out that any married woman in islamic/sharia controlled countries that is raped is automatically accused and tried for adultery…and usually stoned to death.
There is little doubt that this woman protected herself from a savage rape. Now she is dead due to ‘the sharia,’ a very savage and archaic set of laws geared against women. May she rest in peace, and may the curse of sharia never take hold on the shores of the United States.
Fox News: TEHRAN, Iran – Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.
Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn for premeditated murder, the official IRNA news agency reported. It quoted a statement issued by the Tehran Prosecutor Office Saturday that rejected the claim of attempted rape and said that all evidence proved that Jabbari had plotted to kill Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence agent.
The United Nations as well as Amnesty International and other human rights groups had called on Iran's judiciary to halt the execution, which was carried out after the country's Supreme Court upheld the verdict. The victim's family could have saved Jabbari's life by accepting blood money but they refused to do so.
According to her 2009 sentencing, Jabbari, 27, stabbed Sarbandi in the back in 2007 after purchasing a knife two days earlier.