It was just yesterday when Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, used the protests in Ferguson to lecture the United States on racial discrimination and justice.
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) September 28, 2014
Khamenei today posted a YouTube video to prove his point, but somehow overlooked the impending execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who is scheduled to be hanged tomorrow for killing her rapist in self-defense.
Shocking that an Iranian woman could be hanged tomorrow for killing her rapist in self-defence. http://t.co/pW9R6KSjjn
— Canada and Iran (@CanadaIran) September 29, 2014
— Canadian Girl (@Trilliumgyal) September 29, 2014
The International Business Times reports:
Iran has upheld its decision to execute Rayhaneh Jabbari, charged with the murder of a man who allegedly attempted to rape her.
Jabbari, 26, spent seven years in prison and her execution by hanging could be carried out as early as tomorrow (Tuesday, 30 September), according to local reports.
Jabbari was arrested in 2007, after she had killed a member of the Iranian Intelligence Services, Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, who she said tried to rape her.
Crimes punishable with a death sentence [in Iran] include cursing the Prophet, drug offences, murder, adultery, incest, rape, fornication, drinking alcohol, “sodomy”, homosexual sex, “being at enmity with God” (mohareb), and “corruption on earth” (mofsed fil arz).
— Reza Pahlavi (@PahlaviReza) September 29, 2014
@PahlaviReza What can we do for her? Unfortunately she is in the hands of mullas.
— Hamplus (@hamplus1) September 29, 2014
#ReyhanehJabbari is going to be executed! Her mother is in front of Rajai shahr prison!
— M Nasserchian (@SororIrani) September 29, 2014
#ReyhanehJabbari’s mother said today that prison authorities told her she would have to go to the facility to “collect the body” tomorrow PT
— Reinhard Lamsfuss (@rlamsfuss) September 29, 2014
— Iran Arab Spring (@IranArabSpring) September 29, 2014
— PIRDHAN_BALOCH (@PIRDHAN_BALOCH) September 29, 2014
— Irans Spring (@IransSpring) September 29, 2014