October 20, 2007

IRAN : Atefah Sahaaleh's (Madhuri Dixit of Neka), reconstruction of tragic end


Atefah Sahaaleh. Executed in the Northern Iranian town of Neka for “crimes against chastity”, Sahaaleh was, despite court papers suggesting she was 22, only 16 when her life was tragically ended. Growing up without a mother and with a father suffering from drug addiction, Atefah lacked the parental guidance and support most children have. A combination of dramatised reconstruction and secretly filmed footage, Execution of a Teenage Girl, described as an ‘impressive film’ by the Times, is a powerful account of the events leading to her execution.

There remain other women in Iran awaiting execution for “crimes against chastity”, and Reprieve welcomes this documentary as part of uncovering the hidden truth of Atefah’s story and that of others who face the same fate.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Girl, 16, hanged in public in Iran
Fri. 20 Aug 2004
Iran Focus

On Sunday, August 15, a 16-year-old girl in the town of Neka, northern Iran, was executed. Ateqeh Sahaleh was hanged in public on Simetry Street off Rah Ahan Street at the city center.

The sentence was issued by the head of Neka’s Justice Department and subsequently upheld by the mullahs’ Supreme Court and carried out with the approval of Judiciary Chief Mahmoud Shahroudi.

In her summary trial, the teenage victim did not have any lawyer and efforts by her family to recruit a lawyer was to no avail. Ateqeh personally defended herself. She told the religious judge, Haji Rezaii, that he should punish the main perpetrators of moral corruption not the victims.

The judge personally pursued Ateqeh’s death sentence, beyond all normal procedures and finally gained the approval of the Supreme Court. After her execution Rezai said her punishment was not execution but he had her executed for her “sharp tongue”.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. I don't know if I am understanding this correctly or not, but I get the impression that the people speaking in this video, i.e., the Nobel Prize winner and the other Persian lady, feel that the act of executing women for "moral crimes" is okay as long as they are old enough? It seems the only reason they were bothered by this case was because Atefah was only 16. What do the people of Iran think of these laws? Of being out alone with a man? Of speaking to a man on the street? Of hanging women for having sex!!!!! This is crazee!!!! Why don't these people rise up and revolt?!?! Instead, it's like they condone it by keeping their mouth's shut! Come on people - FIGHT BACK!!!!!! Enough is enough!!!!! This barbarism has got to end!!!! Thank you God, that I live in the United States, where I am free to LIVE my life as I please, to pursue happiness and to determine for myself what I consider to be moral. Yes, the rest of the world hates us, but that is okay. I will die for my beliefs if anyone tries to come here in the future and force their beliefs on me. Let them hang me like they did Atefah, for I will speak my mind, just like Atefah did. That is why they hanged her. She was a FIGHTER!!!!! Let them strike me dead for I will proclaim the name of Jesus Christ!!! Let them rape me and torture me, and I will still proclaim His name. Those 'Moral Police" are going straight to Hell! Sick, sick, sick!!!! Burn in Hell you sickos!!!! Try to come here and take us over like the fanatical Islamist's intend, and I will personally scratch your faces before you try to hang me!! I am not scared of you. I will fight you till my last, dying breath!!!!!

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