Iran set to execute woman convicted of killing her rapist, Amnesty International says

October 24, 2014 21:50

The human rights organization Amnesty International is urging global intervention to stop the imminent execution of a woman in Iran who was sentenced to death for killing her rapist.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, is scheduled to be put to death at dawn on Saturday, according to Amnesty.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.

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