IRAN. WOMAN SENTENCED TO EXECUTION
October 17, 2005: an Iranian woman was sentenced to execution in the Iranian capital Tehran. The woman, only identified by her first name Raheleh, was found guilty of murdering her husband, whom she had accused of having an affair with a younger woman, the daily Javan wrote.
Raheleh had said that she was threatened by her abusive husband each time she asked him to end his affair. She said that she had never meant to kill her husband, but just âteach him a lessonâ.
Hojjatoleslam Kouh Kamarei, the Islamic cleric who presided over the case, sentenced Raheleh to execution. (Sources: Iran Focus, 18/10/2005)