Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari by authorities in Iran

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On 25 October 2014 Iranian national Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed by authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran).

On 7 July 2007, Reyhaneh Jabbari reportedly stabbed Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi fatally after he offered to hire her to redesign his office and then took her to a residence, where, according to her, he attempted to sexually assault her. Ms.Jabbari reportedly confessed to the murder shortly after her arrest, though she stated that she had committed it in self-defence. Moreover, she did not have a lawyer present at the time of her confession. Following her arrest, Reyhaneh Jabbari was, according to reliable reports, held in solitary confinement for two months in Evin Prison (Teheran), where she did not have access to a lawyer or her family.

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