Execution of a teenage girl

Last I watched a BBC documentary about a teenage girl from Iran, Atefah Sahaaleh, who on 15 August, 2004 was hanged in a public square in the city of Neka. But a newspaper accused her of adultery and described her as 22 years old. But she was not married – and she was just 16. Even her birth certificate which ironically had been issued by the government stated her age as 16, but this had little consequence. The 51-year old man who had raped her was let off after being given 95 lashes. This is just another example of how people, especially women are treated in Iran. I have read about many such stories and have come to the conclusion that this is what happens in most Muslim countries. Sad, very sad.

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