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Iran Rape Victim Bound for Gallows Unless She Changes Story

Society & Culture  (tags: rape, victim, murder, hanging )

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Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, an Iranian intelligence agent, was killed by Reyhaneh Jabbari after she was lured to flat to undertake interior design work but sexually abused. Jabbari pleaded self defence but was sentenced to hang

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. (0)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:11 am
I don't know how to respond...

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:13 am
I hope the international attention this case is attracting will make the Iranians think again.
This is clearly a case of self-defence.
I hope justice will be done.

Beth S (330)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 10:26 am
That's the way it is when you're a woman in Islamic countries. Despite the false propaganda that women have more rights when Muhammad came along, a woman's true duty is to submit to her husband and the male dominant culture. Everything she does is suspect, and if she stands out in any way, then she causes a state of fitna that is dangerous to Islam as a whole and must be disposed of.

I would give this woman extremely little hope. After the guards finish torturing her, breaking her bones, pulling out her fingernails, lacerating her genitals, raping her, as is the normative behavior for woman awaiting death in Iranian prisons, she may even find execution a relief.

This is a terrible thing of course, and it's totally wrong from my value system, but we have relatively little say or sway outside of Iran or even in.

I would hope that President Obama would demand her release, but so far he has not sided with the victims of Islam, rather the oppressors.

Shil O (0)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 11:00 am
" but so far he has not sided with the victims of Islam, rather the oppressors"

Let me take you back to January 2013

"President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into a law a measure giving him, George W. Bush and future former presidents and their spouses lifetime Secret Service protection"

He knew he has never acted with the well-being of the citizens of the USA in mind and fears the consequences

Gillian M (218)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 12:14 pm
It is a typical sentence handed out to a rape victim under Sharia law. I have been writing to their UN reps and head of "justice departments".

In fact, there is a very high rate of sexual abuses within Islam, something like 1 in 4 or 1 in 3 children. Also remember that Muslims do not regard boys as male until they start growing a beard so paedophilia is very common, the koran and their way of life extols the virtues of the prepubescent boy.

Also be aware that the EU Court of Human Rights has, on several occasions, condemned Islam for not being compatible with the UN Convention of Human Rights but no-one says anything or does anything.

Sexual abuse widespread among Muslims

The hypocrisy of child abuse in many Muslim countries


Rose B (141)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 4:24 pm

Carola May (20)
Monday April 21, 2014, 1:48 am
Why didn't Obama and the West step in to help these people get their freedom when they were the first Muslim country to rise up in protest?? Because they want to throw off Islam and the Saudis will not let that happen - so their stoolies, like Obama, only back the Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood in their take-overs as they try to force Islam's backward, intolerant and brutal Sharia law on everyone. Fortunately their grip on Egypt, with Obama's help et al,, is being shaken off, but still Obama backs the Islamist dictators. When will the US, its people and media wake up to what this man is doing?

Athena F (131)
Monday April 21, 2014, 7:04 pm

Shawna S (45)
Monday April 21, 2014, 9:07 pm
Iran needs to take a serious look at their rape laws and the rights of women. With the rise of empowerment for Iranian women this may be a regular headline.

Vicky P (476)
Monday April 21, 2014, 9:20 pm
lost of words to describe shit like this..Iran should be ashamed of themselves for doing this. Women or anyone who is raped should never be blamed and tossed into jail

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 11:35 am
Islam...such a compassionate system.


Roger G (154)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 1:31 pm
noted, thanks

Kate K (215)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 3:49 pm
Misogyny is alive and well in Iran. They will not listen to Westerners. I feel bad for the women there. We are trying to get better pay for women where and there they are killed because they are raped.

marie C (163)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 5:06 pm
So true Kate "They will not listen to Westerners"
They abuse kill lie all in the name of Islam nothing is changing only more converts in UK

Sheri Schongold (7)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 5:13 pm
This is not a surprise. Iran doesn't have the welfare of anyone but it's men at its concern. Women, at best, are 4th or 5th class citizens and as such, they don't stand a chance of being treated with any degree of fairness. I hope and pray that she will not be executed, but I also hope that she doesn't have to sacrifice he honesty and worthiness to live.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 7:03 pm
I might lie like a snake to live, then apply for a visa out of that hell hole country. Alive she may do a lot of good things in the future. Dead, she will be forgotten by everyone but her loved ones.
It's a shitty deal, but this is what happens in every country. Value your freedom- lie and live with your conscience.

Julie W (32)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
I really don't know what I would do in that situation. You never know what you will do until you are actually going through the experience. You think you know, but you don't.

Her life may not be worth living even if she lies. Not much of a future, unless, as Gloria says, she gets out of there.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 1:38 am
Noted. Thanks.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 8:56 am
Sadly noted.

P. L. Neola (21)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 6:48 pm
“Islam was born into an environment that sanctioned the capture and rape of women, holding them—not the man committing the crime—responsible. Islam did not proscribe what was already permissible. On the contrary, it legalized it and enshrined it in canonical law.”
—Wafa Sultan, author of A God Who Hates

I do not believe she ever had an accomplice.
She might have been a rape victim in her youth.
She might have always feared he was not on the up and up in the first place.
She might have bought the knife a few days before the incident fearing she might need it for leverage.
And then, she might not have bought a knife.
Maybe the stabbing was a reflex after the rape. Maybe, the knife came from the perpetrator’s weapon collection. Maybe, he originally used the knife on her before she struggled and got control of the weapon.
All-in-all, I wish that she refused his offer or bid. I wish that she walked on and refused his contract.

Wafa Sultan covers a lot of tragic incidences in her book, A God Who Hates, where women are truly abused and violated.
One day, a young lady waddles into her office. Dr. Sultan knows her patient is a victim of foul play. Apparently, the young girl had to seek employment to help support her family. She was a virgin before her employment. However, her employer also felt he had his own sexual rights to her as well. He had been repeatedly sexually abusing and using her for quite awhile.
Well, one day, he suddenly felt she was too filthy. Suddenly, he felt everyone was having sex with her. She was not. She was his exclusive victim. Because she was so filthy, in his mind, he inserted a circular-type of glass object up her virgin so that he could ejaculate in her without contaminating himself with her filth.
Unfortunately, once the object was inserted inside her, the poor young lady could not figure out how to get it out of her. After work, she had to visit the hospital, and she was fortunate to have Dr. Sultan as her attending physician. A male doctor would have humiliated her some more and made her feel that it was all her fault that she was even in this predicament in the first place!!!


bob m (32)
Friday April 25, 2014, 5:31 pm

They are dead in trespasses and sin, but more so ; they believe constitutionally (quran) in the father of lies.

bob m (32)
Friday April 25, 2014, 5:37 pm

Eve did it!; they haven't moved forward since then.

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday April 28, 2014, 9:43 am
Disgusting :(
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