Hopes fade at dawn: Samira was hanged today

Child bride Samira Sabzian, who killed her abusive husband eight years ago, was hanged in Iran today; The dramatic announcement came from Iran Human Rights. The former child bride was accused of murdering her husband. She became a child bride in 2009 when she was forced to marry a much older man. After years of violence and abuse, he killed her. If it were not for the tremendous efforts of associations for the defense of human rights, little would have always been known about this event. She is the seventeenth woman hanged since the beginning of the year (though estimates are conservative).

Who was Samira Sabzian?

The woman was imprisoned in Karachak high security prison years ago for killing her husband, whom she married when she was a child. The legal marriage age for girls in Iran is 13, but they can marry earlier with the permission of their father or paternal grandfather. She killed her husband in 2013. While the execution of the 32-year-old woman, who was sentenced to death, was supposed to be carried out on December 13, Iranian authorities decided to postpone the execution for a week after international pressure.

Last week, before her scheduled execution, the woman was able to meet her two children for the first time since her incarceration. According to the Islamic Republic’s criminal code, those accused of murder are sentenced to death, regardless of the circumstances in which the crime occurred. The victim’s family may choose to accept the death penalty or seek financial compensation. The parents of the 32-year-old woman’s murdered husband called for the death penalty to be carried out.

The strong international response did not save his life. Iran holds the world record for executing women. In the last year, which was marked by the protests that started after the murder of Mahsa Amini, 702 people were executed by hanging; This number was almost 100 more than the previous year. In November 79.

Source: Today IT

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