Iran hangs woman convicted of killing her rapist

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October 25, 2014 09:41

 
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Iran has executed a woman who was sentenced to death for killing her rapist, BBC reported her mother as saying on Saturday.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a prison in Iran's capital of Tehran, despite a campaign organized by human rights organization Amnesty International, urging global intervention to stop the execution.

In 2007, Jabbari was arrested for killing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. Jabbari claimed that she was defending herself against Sarbandi’s sexual advances.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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