IRAN: SOGHRA KHALILI, MOTHER OF 4-YEAR-OLD SON, SENTENCED TO DEATH IN SANANDAJ
July 1, 2019:
The death penalty of Soghra Khalil was upheld on 24 June 2019.
She has been imprisoned for seven years in the Central Prison of Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan Province.
Soghra Khalili was born in 1983, in the village of Bisaran near the city of Sarvabad, in Kurdistan of Iran. She has been in jail since 5 June 2012, on death row for murder.
Omid Badri, husband of Soghra Khalili, said in this regard, “The death verdict was issued in 2015, but the murder my wife committed was in defense of her dignity. There was a man who disturbed my wife and harassed her. The residents of our village know that the victim had harassed several other families in same way and put pressure on other married women. Ali (the victim) did not leave my wife alone, while she was a married woman. Finally, my wife got tired and stabbed him to death.”
Mr. Badri said about his son, “My wife has been seven years in jail. She has a 4-year-old son who lives with her in prison…. We have another son who is now 14 years old. Two months left to the implementation of the verdict, if we do not pay the blood money, Soghra will be executed. We need to receive help from benevolent people.”
(Sources: women.ncr-iran.org, 27/06/2019)