She had been convicted of killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her.
She had spent five years on death row for stabbing a 47-year-old surgeon who had previously worked for the intelligence ministry
Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group to hold twentieth session in Geneva from 27 October to 7 November.Post for tomorrow is urging everyone, to join Amnesty International call on states to use this opportunity to strongly condemn Iran’s use of the death penalty.calling on states to use this opportunity to strongly condemn Iran’s use of the death penalty.
The UN and bodies including the European Union and Amnesty International had said that the interior designer’s confession for killing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi in 2007 was obtained under intense pressure and threats from Iranian prosecutors, and she should have had a retrial.
Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s human rights rapporteur on Iran, said in April that the killing was an act of self defence. Sarbandi had offered to hire Jabbari to redesign his office and took her to an apartment where he tried to sexually abuse her.
Iranian actors and other prominent figures had also appealed for a stay of execution.To read more about this tragic news click here.