Reyhaneh Jabbari speaking to defend herself during the first hearing of her trial for the murder of a former intelligence official.
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Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari hanged despite campaign

Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging a reprieve.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison on Saturday morning. She had been convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence ministry worker.

Human rights group Amnesty International said her execution was "deeply disappointing in the extreme".

Peter Dobbie spoke to Amir Azimi of the BBC's Persian service, which has spoken to Ms Jabbari's mother.

  • 25 Oct 2014
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