COUPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN IRAN
November 30, 2008: A pregnant woman and her husband were sentenced to death in Iran under charges of drug trafficking, according to a Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran (WFAFI) press release.
According to WFAFI, the couple has no criminal record, come from underprivileged backgrounds and do not have legal counsel.
Though a judge claims that Shahla, a pregnant women, and her husband Shahram have confessed to drug trafficking, no evidence that supports the charges has been presented.
The couple did not have legal defense representation for their case. (Sources: Feminist.org, 04/12/2008)