Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
25 October 2014, 18:26
Tehran - Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a
man she said was trying to rape her.
The official IRNA news agency says Reyhaneh Jabbari was
hanged at dawn on Saturday for premeditated murder. It quoted the court ruling
as rejecting the claim of attempted rape and saying all evidence proved that
Jabbari had plotted to kill Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence
The court ruling says Jabbari, 27, stabbed Sarbandi in the
back in 2007 after purchasing a knife two days earlier.
The execution was carried out after Sarbandi's family
refused to pardon Jabbari or accept blood money.
Amnesty International and other human rights groups had
called on Iran's judiciary to halt the execution.