Saturday, August 26, 2006

Petition for Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi

From Nazanin's petition site. HT Iranian Woman
On January 3, 2006, 18-year-old Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi was sentenced to death for murder by court in Iran after she stabbed one of three men who attempted to rape her and her 16-year-old niece in a park in Karaj (a suburb of Tehran) in March 2005. She was seventeen at the time. Iran is signatory to international treaties which forbid them to execute any one under the age of 18; however they continue to do so.

The injustice of this case propelled Nazanin Afshin-Jam to take immediate action and start a petition to help save the life of her namesake. The petition now has over 200 000 signatures from around the world.

1 comment:

Levois said...

What is wrong in that part of the world a woman can be murdered for being raped or she'll be executed for defending herself from rape. Something is backwards here.