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18 year old girl will be hanged for saving herself from rapist

Yes, This is true, not in India but it is in Iran. According to news report on website Iran Focus:

An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.

The state-run daily Etemaad reported on Saturday that 18-year-old Nazanin confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005.

Nazanin, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, said that after the three men started to throw stones at them, the two girls’ boyfriends quickly escaped on their motorbikes leaving the pair helpless.

She described how the three men pushed her and her 16-year-old niece Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them, and said that she took out a knife from her pocket and stabbed one of the men in the hand.

As the girls tried to escape, the men once again attacked them, and at this point, Nazanin said, she stabbed one of the men in the chest. The teenage girl, however, broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape, the report said.

The court, however, issued on Tuesday a sentence for Nazanin to be hanged to death.

In India even the rapists do not get death sentence and there in Iran the ones who try to save themselves gets it.

Just too cruel and stupid.

Full Article here (A month old)

3 Comments

  1. Its an old news but yet shoking.

    Actually Iran Focus is banned in Iran as they fight against the Islamic Fundamentalism and Terrorism specially atrocities against women in Iran. They’re mostly US or Europe based Iranians fighthing for their rights. As I know and saw on CNN last, the girl has not yet been hanged as the debate continues…

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