Girl Will Hang for Killing Would-Be Rapist
Posted on Feb 17, 2006
Katha Pollitt, from The Nation:
Just relax and take it if a rapist attacks you in Iran. If you fight back, you may find yourself sentenced to death, like 18-year-old Nazanin. Oh, but wait, I forgot, if you do get raped and don’t have four male witnesses to the actual physical act, you can be imprisoned, flogged or stoned for having sex outside of marriage. Here’s the shocking story, from Iran Focus via Feministing….
Truthdig says: An 18-year-old Iranian has been sentenced to death for killing one of three men who tried to rape her and her niece. The Nation sheds light on this shocking travesty. But before you work up a xenophobic rage, remember that America executes the underage and mentally retarded.