Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

September 30, 2014

“Goodbye, Dear Mum”: Iran Executes Rayhaneh Jabbari

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 3:16 pm


eg2vZynW_400x400Over international protests, Iran has reportedly executed Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26. Jabbari claimed that a former Iranian Intelligence Ministry employee tried to rape her and that she stabbed in him the shoulder to escape. Despite the fact that a drink given to her was found to contain a date rape drug, the Iranian officials still wanted her hanged and they have now carried out their intent. As she was being led away to be hanged, a guard showed mercy and gave her his phone to type a final message to her mother. Her reported message below is poignant and tragic as a final goodbye to her mother.

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  1. This woman is still alive. Amnesty International reports that the Iranian state has delayed her execution for 10 days. Confusion is understandable; the stay of execution was granted at the last minute.

    Comment by Brian Gallagher — October 2, 2014 @ 3:26 am

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