IRAN: 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, JUVENILE WERE HANGED
March 4, 2014: Farzaneh (Razieh) Moradi, a 26 year old woman convicted of murdering her husband six years earlier, was hanged in the prison of Isfahan, Iran. Farzaneh was married to her husband Ahmad at the age of 15, and became a mother of a girl when she was only 16. She had not seen her daughter since she was arrested.
At the beginning Farzaneh confessed but later she said that it was another man identified as Saeed who had committed the murder. Saeed would have promised Farzaneh that they would live together, and told her that if she accepted the responsibility for the murder she would not be executed since she is mother of a little child. However, the court didnât accept the new explanation and sentenced her to death.
On March 3, 2014 a young man who was charged with murder was hanged in the city of Jouybar in Mazandaran Province, reported Balagh News. He had killed his cousin when he was 17 years old, however on the basis of Iranian penal code the judge has the right to say if he is considered as an underage person or an adult one. (Sources: HRANA, 05/03/2014; Iran Human Rights, 04/03/2014)