ICHR, Toronto October 26:The authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran has ignored an international campaign to spare the life of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder and hanged her at dawn on Saturday October 25, 2014.
Reyhaneh Jabbari had spent five years on death row for stabbing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi , a 47-year-old surgeon, who had worked for the intelligence ministry. Her confessions for killing the intelligence officer in 2007 was obtained under intense pressure and torture and threats from Iranian prosecutors.
Iranian actors and other prominent figures had appealed for a stay of execution and human rights organizations had campaigned for Miss Jabbari to be spared the death penalty.
The victim had offered to hire Miss Jabbari to redesign his office but he tried to sexually abuse her. Therefore, the killing was an act of self-defence.
ICHR condemns the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari and considers that a bloody stain on Islamic Republic of Iran’s human rights record.