Women's Rights & Movements in IranNorway blasts Iran over execution

Norway blasts Iran over execution

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UPI: The government of Norway lashed out at Iran Wednesday for executing a woman convicted of killing her husband. United Press International

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 2 (UPI) — The government of Norway lashed out at Iran Wednesday for executing a woman convicted of killing her husband.

Rahele Zamani, 27, was reportedly hanged at the Evin Prison in Tehran, prompting Raymond Johansen of Norway’s Foreign Ministry to tell the Aftenposten newspaper’s Web site a diplomatic protest would be filed.

“We will now contact Iran’s ambassador (to Norway) and protest this barbaric act,” Johansen said.

Zamani had testified she had been physically abused by her husband for several years as they raised a 3-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.

“It’s just terrible that these two children must now grow up without a mother or father,” Johansen said.

Johansen acknowledged Norway as a small country had limited diplomatic influence, but said the protest was “important for the internal opponents of the death sentence in Iran.”

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