Iran’s “Hanging Machine” to Execute Reyhaneh Jabbari

Iran’s “Hanging Machine” to Execute Reyhaneh Jabbari, Gatestone Institute, Mina Ahadi, Nazanin Afshin Jam, Shabnam Assadollahi and Shadi Paveh, September 29, 2014

(The Islamic Republic of Iran, like the Islamic State, has nothing to do with Islam. Right? — DM)

Reyhaneh Jabbari has been transferred to Rajai-Shahr Prison to be hanged — while the world parties at the UN and gets ready to permit Iran nuclear capability.

Reyhaneh Jabbari has been transferred to Rajai-Shahr Prison to be hanged — while the world parties at the UN and gets ready to permit Iran nuclear capability.

While the West is focused on an Iran nuclear deal and defeating ISIS terrorists, the executioner-regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran continues violating human rights.

The regime has just transferred Reyhaneh Jabbari to Rajai-Shahr Prison in Tehran and, as she is transferred to be executed, told her to say goodbye to her mother and family.

The Petition to Save Reyhaneh Jabbari from being hanged has been signed by over 188,000 people, but as usual has been ignored by the Iranian regime.

Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution may carried out by tomorrow.

718Reyhaneh Jabbari in court during her trial.

(Here is an excerpt from an earlier article about Reyhaneh Jabbari from the Gatestone Institute.– DM

Jabbari has written from prison about the day of the attack, her interrogations, torture and the fate of other female prisoners:

As soon as I arrived at the Police Headquarters three large men were waiting for me in a small room. As soon as I entered, they handcuffed me to a chair and made me sit on the floor… They took turns screaming, “You think you are smart? People more important than you have been broken here. You insect, who do you think you are? Answer every question loudly…

I could feel something on my back and my skin swelling getting ripped. I felt a burning sensation and screamed until my ears hurt from the sound of my own screams. I did not hear the lash of the whip. I do not know if they were beating me with a whip, a rope or a piece of wood. I never learned what those three monsters were burning me with. I could only hear myself screaming. With my hands tied higher than my body to the chair, the pain and burning made my arms numb…

Winter was cold this year; it coincided with the prison’s heating system breaking down. In our ward, all you could hear was chattering teeth, coughing, sneezing…. The chattering teeth reminded me of 2007, when I was 19, in solitary confinement, with wounds all over my body, and shaking from anxiety and fear … I was questioned mostly by two men whose names I never found out. They would dictate [my confession] and I would write. Once they took me somewhere for interrogation where I saw a 14 or 15 year old girl hanging from the ceiling from her wrists. The girl was pale, her lips were cracked. She was whimpering.

[In another room,] the interrogator sat across from me and said that today or tomorrow they would go get my little sister… He referred to her by name: Badook. “It is her turn,” he said. “She is frail, thin … How long do you think she will last hanging like that one?” He began telling me in detail what he was going to do in front of me to my little sister … I started crying and begged him not to do such a thing. He said he had no alternative. I asked him what I could do to stop him from hurting my sister. He said: “It is very simple. Just confess that you bought the knife before the murder”. … So I wrote that I had bought the knife beforehand, signed the paper and breathed a sigh of relief.

Jabbari has said that Sarbandi had lured her to an apartment in July 2007, when she was 19, with the promise of an interior design job. When they arrived, according to her, Sarbandi locked the door and attempted to rape her. After a struggle, she saw a knife in the kitchen and stabbed him once in the shoulder. He later died in the hospital.

As Islamic courts do not recognize self-defense, especially from a woman, Reyhaneh was charged with first degree murder. The files from the court case are said to have gone missing.

On April 14, 2014, Ahmad Shaheed, a UN Special Rapporteur, asked for a stay of her execution — one day before her scheduled hanging. Shaheed also asked Iranian authorities for a review of the case, including a retrial and a request that the courts adhere to International standards for a fair trial.

Perhaps fearing further exposure of a corrupt and illegal judicial system — which includes sham trials and the systematic use of torture, the Islamic Republic postponed Reyhaneh’s execution and announced a review of her case.

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