Iran hangs 10 in three days

“Oh, mother, I see the hangman’s noose in front of me.”

Iran executed nine people by hanging yesterday, including alleged murderers and drug traffickers. The executions come two days after Iran hanged Delara Darabi, a 22-year-old woman who claims she was pressured into taking the blame for a murder her boyfriend committed when she was 17. Darabi had supposedly been granted two-month stay of execution only two weeks before she was hanged. Her execution was carried out without giving her family 48 hours notice, as is required by Iranian law. Instead, Darabi reached her mother by cell phone Monday morning: “Oh, mother, I see the hangman’s noose in front of me,” she cried. “Please save me.” A prison official grabbed the phone and said they would kill Darabi and their was nothing her mother could do to stop it. Darabi’s mother and father rushed to the prison in time to see an ambulance emerge, likely with their daughter’s corpse inside. Iran executes more people than any other country in the world except China.

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