Reyhaneh Jabbari

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Reyhaneh Jabari (Persian: ریحانه جباری c. 1988 - October 25, 2014) was a Iranian woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer, Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, in Iran[1]. She said she killed Sarbandi because he was sexually assaulting her.[2]

She was in prison from 2007 until her execution by hanging in October 2014 for killing Sarbandi.[3] She published her story about what happened to her in prison. Her lawyer published her story in his blog.[4]

Jabbari was executed by hanging on 25 October 2014 at dawn at the Gohardasht Prison, north of Karaj, aged 26.[5]

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  1. "Iran hangs woman despite international uproar". Al Jazeera.
  2. Al Jazeera. "Amnesty: Iran set to hang woman at dawn".
  3. Taher. "Iran news update". Iran news update.
  4. "محمد مصطفایی".
  5. "ریحانه جباری اعدام شد". BBC News.