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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 4:19 pm    Post subject: HANGED IN PUBLIC FOR HAVING SEX Reply with quote


Source: http://www.angelfire.com/stars/dorina/hang.html

Under Islamic law
females are executed for adultery.
Males are not.
A 16-year-old girl, Ateqeh Rajabi (also known as Atefeh Rajabi, Atefeh Sahaleh) was publicly hanged on a street in the city centre of Neka in Iran, on August 15, 2004, for her crime of "act incompatible with chastity" (amal-e manafe-ye ‘ofat). Also known as pre-marital sex.
At 6:00 AM, the young girl was hauled into the air by a crane in the main square, in full public view, in order to keep "society safe from acts against public morality". Her dead body was deliberately left dangling in the air for 45 minutes. Witnesses reported that Ateqeh was dragged from her prison cell to the makeshift gallows, kicking and screaming, as she begged for her life.

Hanging by a crane does not involve the neck being broken. Rather, the condemned person writhes and throttles to death over several minutes.

At her trial, the teenager did not have a lawyer and efforts by her family to recruit one failed. Her foster father Ghassem Rajabi, was unable to pay for a lawyer. With tears in his eyes he went about the town, pleading to people for money to hire a lawyer, who in the very least would provide his foster daughter with some line of defence. But in the end, Ateqeh had to personally defended herself.

Ateqeh told the religious judge, Haji Rezaii, a fundamentalist Muslim cleric, that he should punish the main perpetrators of moral corruption, rather than punish the victims. She took off her headscarf and insisted that she was the victim of an older man's advances. But, her courageous defence angered the judge, who also severely criticised her dress by harshly reprimanding her. The judge then sentenced her to death.

Informed sources revealed that Ateqeh was sentenced to death by judge Rezaii, because during the trial she expressed outrage at the misogyny and injustice in the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islam-based judicial system. Ateqeh told how she had been the victim of sexual assault from older men, but the judges did not care.

The judge personally pursued Ateqeh’s death sentence beyond all normal procedures. The death sentence was issued by the head of Neka’s Justice Department and subsequently upheld by the mullahs’ Supreme Court in Tehran and carried out with the approval of Judiciary Chief Mahmoud Shahroudi. The anger of the judge was so strong that he personally put the rope around the girl's neck and personally gave the signal to the crane operator, by raising his hand, to begin pulling the execution rope. He later said he was pleased to do it.

After Ateqeh's execution, judge Rezaii said that he had Ateqeh executed because she had a “sharp tongue and had undressed (taken off her headscarf) in court”. After the hanging, he received many letters of “congratulations” including one from the town’s governor, commending him for his “firm approach”.

At the trial, the male co-defendant of Ateqeh Rajabi --- an un-named older man --- was sentenced to 100 lashes for his part in "act incompatible with chastity". He was released after the Islamic punishment of 100 lashes was allegedly carried out.

Ateqeh was mentally ill, both at the time of her crime and during her trial proceedings. Ateqeh was intelligent, lively and strong-minded. Her mother had died years earlier. Her father is an unemployed drug addict whose whereabouts are not known. After the death of her mother, Ateqeh was left in the care of relatives. She had suffered years of brutal violence, exploitation and torture in the hands of relatives and local officials. According to judicial records, Ateqeh had been convicted on five separate ocassions of having sex with unmarried men. Each time she was sent to prison and sentenced to 100 lashes. Under Iran’s law, punishment for having sex with a married man is a death sentence. On August 15, 2004 Ateqeh Rajabi received the final punishment to her young and troubled life.

On the same night that Ateqeh's body was buried, her corpse was removed from the grave by unknown individual/s, adding further heartache to her relatives.

Amnesty International has expressed “outrage” at the execution of the girl. United Kingdom Branch Director Kate Allen, said, “The killing of Ateqeh Rajabi reads like a catalogue of the most appalling human rights violations. The public hanging of a child, believed to be mentally incompetent, after a trial in which she reportedly had no lawyer, and all for the crime of ‘act incompatible with chastity’. It totally beggars belief. Since 1990, the execution of Ateqeh Rajabi is the tenth execution of a child offender in Iran”.

The European Parliament condemned the execution of Ateqeh Rajabi. In a resolution adopted by 105 votes in favour and none against, with six abstentions, European Parliament Members strongly condemned the execution of the 16-year-old teenager.

Dr Hoseyn Baqer Zadeh, an Iranian human rights activist, said, “The laws of the Islamic Republic are the most inhuman, segregationist, insulting and discriminatory against females. While, according to Islam-based laws, a female accused of adultery faces capital punishment, a male can have several wives and commits adultery without punishment”.

Dr Ramin Etebar, an Iranian medical physician, said, “The regime in Iran has been killing children for the past twenty-five years. Virgin girls are raped by Islamic hooligans the night before their execution in order to 'prevent the girls from going to heaven'. Please do your humanitarian share of responsibility and forward this content to the press, multinational corporations and government officials of your country of residence”.

Under Islamic law, girls over nine years of age can be punished by death for the crime of chastity. Yet, males who murder female members of their family in the name of honour (also known as 'honour killing') are mostly aquitted by the courts, or receive extremely light sentences of less than six months in prison. Islamic law recognises two types of marriage - “permanent” and “temporary” (for any defined period from 24 hours to 99 years). A man can have up to four “permanent” wives and numerous “temporary” wives. A female can have only one “permanent or temporary” husband. Many men find a way to have sex with any female they want and still comply with Muslim law - they simply marry a female for as little as one or two hours.

Sadly, the anti-Muslim sentiment around the world has severely affected and restricted media coverage of the barbaric acts of punishment taking place on a daily basis under Islamic laws. This attitude guarantees that more girls will suffer Atefeh's fate. Can you imagine the world news headlines if a female was to cut-off an unfaithful man's penis - the response would be horror and shock.

International human rights activists have expressed outrage at the execution, including ACADP who approached the Australian media on several ocassions to have this story published. No Australian newspaper or television station was willing to report this disgraceful and disgusting punishment of a 16-year-old girl.
Why ???

Keeping the public naive, from knowing the facts and truth, also suits western governments that are pushing for greater trade links with countries like Iran. Any criticism of Islamic laws that violate the most fundamental human rights, now seem inappropriate for world governments and world media. Respecting Islam does not require accepting the cold-blooded judicial killing of human beings for having sex.

We need politicians and media that are not afraid to be heard and seen to publicly condemn the needless brutality, cruelty, degrading, inhuman and uncivilised punishment of state-sanctioned murder.

ACADP strongly condemns the killing of 16-year-old Ateqeh Rajabi.

(source: Iran Focus News)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: EXCLUSIVE: HANGED FROM A CRANE AGED 16 Reply with quote

23 July 2006


DEFIED Her crime? She had sex with an unmarried man
By Susie Boniface

IT WAS exactly 6am and the start of another blisteringly hot summer day when 16-year-old Atefeh Rajabi was dragged from her prison cell and taken to be executed.

Every step of the way the troubled teenager plagued by mental problems shouted "repentance, repentance" as the militiamen marched her to the town's Railway Square.

The Iranian judge who had sentenced Atefeh to death was left unmoved as he personally put the noose around her neck and signalled to the crane driver.

Kicking and screaming, Atefeh was left dangling for 45 minutes from the arm of the crane as the crowd sobbed and - under their breath - damned the mullahs.

Atefeh's crime? Offending public morality. She was found guilty of "acts incompatible with chastity" by having sex with an unmarried man, even though friends say Atefeh was in such a fragile mental state that she wasn't in a position to say no.

But Judge Haji Rezaii was determined she should hang, regardless of the rules of international law which say only adults over 18 can be executed, and that the courts have a duty to children and the mentally ill.

The brutal end to Atefeh's short life has shone a new light on Iran's Shariah law, where adultery, theft and rape all carry the same punishment - death. Officially around 100 people - some just children like Atefeh - are executed each year. But human rights groups say the true figure could be much higher in a country where only half of the women can read, only one in 10 have a job and two-thirds are beaten in their homes.

Life was never easy for Atefeh, who was brought up in the industrial town of Neka, 250 miles from Tehran and close to the Caspian Sea. Her mother died when she was a child and her father Ghasseem, a heroin addict, left her grandparents to bring her up. She suffered from bi-polar disorder, which led to severe mood swings from hyperactivity to depression. Worried parents told their children to stay away from her - something many regret now. "Perhaps we should have helped her instead," said Hamid. "I think the death of her mother had a devastating effect. Before that, she was a normal girl. Her mother was everything to her. After she died, there was no one to look after her."

Mina, a childhood friend, said Atefeh was abused by a close relative. "She never dared talk about it with an adult," said Mina. "If she had told her teacher they'd have called her a whore. Tell the police? They lock you up and rape you." Atefeh first appeared in court, accused of having sex with an unmarried man at 14. Over the next two years she was accused of the same crime with different men.

They denied it and were sentenced to the lash and then released. But Atefeh pleaded guilty and each time received 100 lashes and a prison term. Mina said: "Atefeh sometimes talked about what these 'moral' Islamic policemen did to her while she was in jail. She still had nightmares about that. Atefeh said her mood swings made it easy for men to take advantage of her, and that most of her lovers were in the security force."

Two of them were members of the anti-vice militia. They encouraged other men to sign statements saying Atefeh had engaged in vice, and even claimed she had AIDS.

It was when Atefeh appeared before Judge Rezaii for a fourth time that she lost her temper - and also her life. In a rage she tore off her hi jab - a headscarf - and told the judge she had been raped and it was his duty to punish her tormentors, not their victim.

Rezaii told her she would hang for her "sharp tongue" and that he would put the noose around her neck himself. It became a personal crusade as he travelled to Tehran and convinced the Supreme Court to uphold his verdict.

Two petitions by her friends, saying she was mentally unwell, were ignored. Her father produced her birth certificate proving she was 16. Yet the judges "decreed" she was 22.

Atefeh also wrote to the Supreme Court: "There are medical documents that prove I have a weak nerve and soul. In some minutes of the day and night I lose my sanity. In a society where an insane person can be serially raped it is no wonder that a person like me is the victim of such an ugly act."

The day before she died she wrote again, saying: "Repentance, repentance, repentance." In Iranian law anyone who shows remorse has an automatic stay of execution and a right to appeal, but she was ignored.

A local pharmacist watched Atefeh's execution on August 15, 2004. "She looked so young standing there," he said. "Rezaii must have felt a personal grudge against her. He put the rope around her neck himself. I looked around and everyone in the crowd was sobbing and damning the mullahs." The family's lawyer has now filed a suit of wrongful execution against the judge and is preparing a murder case. Her life is also the subject of a secretly filmed documentary, Execution of a Teenage Girl, which will be screened on BBC2 on Thursday.

One of Atefeh's teachers said the authorities wanted to make an example of her: "She wouldn't take injustice from anyone, but the mullahs equate these qualities in a girl to prostitution and evil. They wanted to give all the girls and women a lesson."

Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said: "The killing of Atefeh is a catalogue of the most appalling human rights violations. The public hanging of a child, believed to be mentally incompetent, totally beggars belief. To hang a child flies in the face of all that is humane."


PENALTIES imposed by Iran's religious mullahs include:

THEF T: Amputation of hands or feet for persistent offenders.

ADULTERY: Death by stoning.

UNMARRIED SEX: 100 lashes.


SODOMY: Death for adults, 74 lashes for consenting child.

LESBIANISM: 100 lashes, or on the fourth occasion death.


RUBBING ANOTHER MAN'S THIGHS OR BUTTOCKS: 99 lashes - on 4th occasion, death.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Finally the world can get a real view of WHAT the Mullahs ar Reply with quote

Finally the world can get a real view of WHAT the Mullahs are capable of...

A moving and shocking film about the execution of the 16-year-old girl, Atefeh Rajabi, who the Mullahs brutally murdered…A shocking and truthful view of what Islamo-fascists have done to our innocent people. We salute this brave young Iranian who gave her life to spite the tyrants and she, along with hundreds of thousand others who stood in the face of bloodthirsty and vicious radical Islamists.

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