10/11/2016

Iranian child bride spared execution for killing abusive husband because she was pregnant now faces being hanged after giving birth to a stillborn


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3830492/Iranian-child-bride-faces-hanged-killing-abusive-husband-giving-birth-stillborn-putting-end-stay-execution.html

  • Zeinab Sokian was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of her husband, when she was just 17
  • She married another prisoner in jail and fell pregnant but gave birth to a stillborn baby last month 
  • Iranian law punishes intentional murder with death but prohibits the execution of a pregnant woman


An Iranian child bride could be hanged within weeks after she was sentenced to death for allegedly murdering her abusive husband.
Zeinab Sokian was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of her husband, when she was just 17. 
However, Zeinab married another prisoner while in jail and fell pregnant, and as Iranian law prevents pregnant women from being executed her death sentence was delayed.

However, on September 30 she gave birth to a stillborn child in Euromieh central prison in northern Iran, meaning she could now be put to death within weeks.