Iranian woman sentenced to death by Islamic Judiciary
Reyhaneh Jabari is a young Iranian woman sentenced to death by Islamic judiciary. She is 26 years old and spent 7 years in jail. She is accused of murdering an agent of the ministry of information. She said ,she did it in self defense.
Reyhaneh is an actress and stage player. On the day of the event , "a man who came with condom, money, power, and medication to make you unconscious " , the man who was as old as her father and was member of the ministry of information of the regime, tried to sexually assault her , in self defense she used a knife and escaped the scene and the agent died of bleeding.
She also played in Asghar Farhadi 's film . Asghar Farhadi received Oscar for his film.
In July 2007 she was alone enough inside the coffee shop after a while she went out of the shop then two men who has called Morteza and his friend saw the girl that she was talking with her phone about designing and architecture. Morteza on that time went to her and asked to arrange the time one day to change his house design.
After a while he did not even respond Reyhaneh's reaction, Later on he took his car, picked up his friend and went through to his house, Reyhaneh also justified their manner so, she got together with them. Morteza, to seduce young's Reyhaneh and promised her a Friendship Project Lift, But this friendship from excessive Reyhaneh was imitative and she did not want to be with Morteza just to be supported.
The Contact between Reyhaneh and Morteza was quite normal communication and was a simple friendship without any emotional topic. Thus, Morteza introduced himself as a doctor and wants to change the decoration of the house into the office.
In the afternoon of 7th of July 2007, Morteza made an appointment with Reyhaneh that aimed to change the decoration, Reyhaneh's work had a little distance with Morteza's home, moreover, Morteza asked Reyhaneh's address via text and Reyhaneh gave him her address politely while there were no any romantic messages between them.
Therefore, on the way home, Morteza stopped his car in front of the pharmacy and health supplies are lacking some condoms, then they went into the apartment and Morteza closed the door. After a while, Morteza approached her and wanted to have sex with her, he had already made some drinks containing sleeping drugs. On the other hand, Reyhaneh did not allow him to rape her, therefore he asked her several times to have sex with him but Reyhaneh did not allow and was totally disagree with him because Morteza was much older than her and she did not want to have any emotional or sexual relationship. During this time she got more nervous and anxious.
Thus, she took the knife out of her bag and stabbed him in the back of his right shoulder, she was completely afraid, The apartment door was locked and had no way to ask anybody to help her. At this moment, Morteza's friend entered and Reyhaneh immediately went out, took the elevator and ran out of the building also Morteza's friend spaced too. Morteza hardly ever came out of the department but because of heavily bleeding he died.
After that the interrogator came up to the place and made a report, on that time Reyhaneh said to him that she is innocent and claimed she killed Morteza because of self defence and state that q week ago met Morteza, he wanted to change his department which was located in Mir Emad street he was planning to convert the place to the office.
The evening when I was there I knew that he's got capture of tempt and want to rape me, so because of self defence I stabbed him and escaped.
Therefore, in the meeting of the case the Criminal court Branch 74 whereas the presence of four counsellor Reyhaneh had accused of maximum penalty, the family of victim that are 1 girl and 2 boys stood up and demanded her a 'death sentence'.
Moreover, Reyhaneh had to defence herself, she explained: two and half month before the crime, I saw the doctor and his friend, on that time my phone was ringing, so I picked up the phone and was speaking to one of my friend about the decoration, and design, doctor's friend recognised that I was internal designer of the building.
She added: Mortza’s friends came closer and started to take and got my contact number to ask help to design her private health centre. After a couple of days doctor’s friend’s calls started and thereafter Morteza, himself, called and invited me to visit the flat which was supposed to be converted to private health centre.
Reyhaneh represented, the time was 6:15 that evening when I reached there, when I found Morteza's looking is suspicious, I was so worried and anxious so, I decided to took the knife out and I stabbed on his right shoulder.
She stated that: believe me I just wanted to be safe, that is why I did it because I had no more choice. The same of that day, Reyhaneh was sentenced to retribution breath and supreme of court confirmed that issue.
Now, Reyhaneh’s case is on the procees and every moment is possible for her to be hanged, her crime is self defence and she is not deserve to be die.
Please come on, get together and do not allow her to be hanged, she is now waiting for our help and support.
The Islamic Penal say that every individual people has the Right to protect, and defence their self and on this situation as Reyhaneh is, if the crime happened it would not be criminal responsibility.