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On August 15th, 2004 a 16-year-old girl was hanged in a public square in Neka, Iran, a small industrial town by the Caspian Sea. Her death sentence was for crimes against chastity. Her name was Atefah Sahaaleh. The only evidence against Atefah was her own forced confession.


Atefah railed against her judge in court for its unfairness, but this was her undoing. Judge Haji Rezai, who was also the local mullah, prosecutor and head of the city administration, personally obtained permission from Iran's Supreme Court to execute her, and put the noose around her neck himself before she was hoisted on a crane jib arm to her death.


Category: News & Politics

Tags: Iran Neka Atefeh Sahaleh Rajabi Edam Hanging Mazandaran Haji Rezai




Execution of a teenage girl


by BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5217424.stm


A television documentary team has pieced together details surrounding the case of a 16-year-old girl, executed two years ago in Iran.



On 15 August, 2004, Ate... (read more)

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