Saturday, May 02, 2009
The BBC's Jon Leyne in Tehran says that early on Friday morning Delara Darabi made a desperate phone call to her parents, saying she could see the hangman's noose.Delara Darabi was hung on Friday
"Mother they are going to execute me, please save me," she said, before a prison official took the phone away and said: "We are going to execute your daughter and there's nothing you can do about it."
in disregard of a stay of execution granted by the head of Iran's judiciary & international protests. She was 23 years old, had been convicted of a murder committed when she was 17 & for which she said she confessed to save her boyfriend. There was a strong possibility that this was the truth. Which shouldn't have mattered. Iran will not renounce the execution of juvenile offenders.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson