Women's Rights & Movements in IranIran sentences 17-year-old girl to death

Iran sentences 17-year-old girl to death

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 06 – The Persian-language website Hambastegi Meli reported on Friday that in Karaj, west of the Iranian capital, a 17-year-old girl, identified only as Nazanin, was sentenced to be hanged. The verdict was handed down in branch 71 of Iran’s Islamic courts, the report said. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 06 – The Persian-language website Hambastegi Meli reported on Friday that in Karaj, west of the Iranian capital, a 17-year-old girl, identified only as Nazanin, was sentenced to be hanged. The verdict was handed down in branch 71 of Iran’s Islamic courts, the report said.

The hard-line daily Kayhan reported separately on Thursday that a 22-year-old woman, identified only by her first name Afsaneh, was sentenced to death by hanging along with two men in the city of Qazvin, west of Tehran. Afsaneh was accused of seducing the men to murder her husband. She was 18 at the time.

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