Iran to hang teenage girl attacked by rapistsRemember Angelika Beer, MEP of the German Greens, the party of those who are always quick to stand for women's rights and never stand in the way if a crone insists on making a fool of herself? Her take on Iran? "Fascinating country with a young well-educated society"! You don't need to wait anymore while I rummage for my sick bag. I got a huge supply always ready.
Sat. 7 Jan 2006
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 – An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.
The state-run daily Etemaad reported on Saturday that 18-year-old Nazanin confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005.
Nazanin, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, said that after the three men started to throw stones at them, the two girls’ boyfriends quickly escaped on their motorbikes leaving the pair helpless.
She described how the three men pushed her and her 16-year-old niece Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them, and said that she took out a knife from her pocket and stabbed one of the men in the hand.
As the girls tried to escape, the men once again attacked them, and at this point, Nazanin said, she stabbed one of the men in the chest. The teenage girl, however, broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape, the report said.
The court, however, issued on Tuesday a sentence for Nazanin to be hanged to death.
Last week, a court in the city of Rasht, northern Iran, sentenced Delara Darabi to death by hanging charged with murder when she was 17 years old. Darabi has denied the charges.
In August 2004, Iran’s Islamic penal system sentenced a 16-year-old girl, Atefeh Rajabi, to death after a sham trial, in which she was accused of committing “acts incompatible with chastity”.
The teenage victim had no access to a lawyer at any stage and efforts by her family to retain one were to no avail. Atefeh personally defended herself and told the religious judge that he should punish those who force women into adultery, not the victims. She was eventually hanged in public in the northern town of Neka.
January 09, 2006
Folklore Gone A Bit out of Hand
Of course, this is not nice, but we must not see that out of context. It's part of their culture, really, and racist to blame them because their quaint folklore went a tiny wee little bit out of hand. Deep down, they are quite wellmeaning. We Germans have the Holocaust under our belt, which makes us a judge of everything (but EVERYTHING!) that goes on an "Palestine" but of nothing else and the Americans are not nice to the Negroes. So who are WE to judge?