IN PICTURES: Iranian man saved from the gallows at last minute
Victim's family forgives murderer, giving him reprieve from the hangman's rope.
24-year-old Iranian just as he was about to be executed Photo: IRANIAN MEDIA
An Iranian man was saved at the last minute from the hangman's rope this week when the family of the friend he murdered seven years ago forgave him, the Iranian Young Journalists Club reported.
The victim's family will instead receive compensation for their son's death, which the victim's father has vowed to use to build a soccer school.