Update – October 2, 2014
“Iran: Rayhaneh Jabbari’s mother confirms execution set for Wednesday, October 8.”
Update – October 1, 2014
Rayhaneh Jabbari, sentenced to hang for defending herself from her would-be rapist, appears to have been given ten days reprieve:
“An Iranian woman due to be put to death for killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her is reported to have had her execution postponed.
Officials said on Monday that Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, had been transferred to a prison west of Tehran to be hanged.
But activists claimed on Tuesday that an online campaign had persuaded the state to give her a 10-day reprieve.”
Such a reprieve, however, may not respond to the depravity and depth of the injustice bound up in the rigging of the case in “investigation” and “law”.
The only thing I want … from God, from people around the world … in any way, in any form, is I just want to bring Rayhaneh back home,” Pakravan said in Farsi, which was translated by FoxNews.com. “I wish they would come tie a rope around my neck and kill me instead, but to allow Rayhaneh to come back home.”
What is Khamenei going to do?
Is he going to wait until the news cools down over the next two weeks — and then murder Rayhaneh Jabbari?
Or will the Ayatollah count on other news overshadowing the carrying out of the kangaroo sentence?
Or might the regime issue a “Tut, tut, it was all done too much in a hurry” accompanied by exoneration?
Let the world keep a steady watch on whatever course this injustice takes and judge with heart and reason the cruelty of the trial meted to Rayhaneh Jabbari to possibly spare the reputation of a man acknowledged to have slipped her a “date rape” drug:
Jabbari, who worked as a decorator, was convicted of the 2007 fatal stabbing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. Jabbari, who was 19 at the time, has long maintained Sarbandi drugged her and tried to rape her after the two met at a café and she agreed to go to his office to discuss a business deal.
Sarbandi took Jabbari to a rundown building in a remote location, according to her supporters. Once there, he offered her a fruit drink which forensic tests conducted by the police determined contained a date-rape drug, according to human rights advocates.
What might one call such a man if one cannot call him that which evidence suggests?
Related on BackChannels
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/232348.htm – 9/30/2014: “Reported Pending Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari.” U.S. State Department Statement.
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