Features Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 05:30
Despite a world-wide campaign calling for a halt in the execution of Reyhanesh Jabbari, an Iranian woman who was imprisoned for killing her alleged assailant, she was hung in a Tehran prison. Arrested in 2007 for the murder of a man who worked with the intelligence ministry earlier, her execution came as a disappointment for many campaigning for her. However, after her execution in October, 2014, a movie based on her life is set to be made. Titled “The Written”, the trailer shows a brief introduction to the movie which is said to be based on Jabbari’s life. Arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Saraband, Jabbari was kept in solitary confinement for two months. She was then sentenced to death in 2009 following which the original execution date in April, 2014 was postponed after a world-wide campaign to prevent her execution. According to activists, she had killed the man in self-defence. Even a reported confession to the crime was attributed to duress.  She was then executed in October, 2015 after she reportedly failed to get a reprieve from the victim’s family. Watch the trailer.  
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