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​Victim’s mother reprieves Iranian Killer with noose around his neck

Published time: April 17, 2014 19:37
The mother (R) of Abdolah Hosseinzadeh, who was murdered in 2007, slaps Balal who killed her son during the execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014 just before she removed the noose around his neck with the help of her husband, sparing the life of her son's convicted murderer. (AFP Photo / Arash Khamooshi / ISNA)

The mother (R) of Abdolah Hosseinzadeh, who was murdered in 2007, slaps Balal who killed her son during the execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014 just before she removed the noose around his neck with the help of her husband, sparing the life of her son's convicted murderer. (AFP Photo / Arash Khamooshi / ISNA)

A young Iranian man convicted of murder has been reprieved at the last second by the mother of his victim.

As the man called Balal stood on the gallows the mother walked up, slapped him in the face and forgive him, her husband then removed the noose and Balal’s life was spared.

Seven years ago Balal, who is in his 20s, stabbed 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh during a street brawl in the small town of Royan.

As part of the sharia law of retribution, the victim's family was to participate in Balal's execution by pushing away the chair on which he stood

Balal, who killed Iranian youth Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight with a knife in 2007, is brought to the gallows during his execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014. (AFP Photo / Arash Khamooshi / ISNA)

Balal's mother was overjoyed and hugged the mother of the man her son had killed.

The two women sobbed in each other's arms for a while.

The victim’s father, Abdolghani Hosseinzadeh, said his wife had made her decision after a dream. "Three days ago, my wife saw my elder son in a dream telling her that they are in a good place and for her not to retaliate," he said.

In Sharia law the victim’s family is allowed both, to take part in the execution, or to spare the death sentence, but not the jail term.

There are more public executions in Iran than in any other country apart from China.

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Chris Conner 19.04.2014 02:25

Chris Conner 19.04.2014 02:24

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Ken that is the most uneducated racist statement i have ever eead.study up bro.pffft.

  


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Chris Conner 19.04.2014 02:24

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Ken that is the most uneducated racist statement i have ever eead.study up bro.pffft.

 

Chris Conner 19.04.2014 02:23

Ken Horst 18.04.2014 22:52

Native Americans robbed, raped and genocided other Indian Tribes. Native Americans also had Black and White slaves. Today, these racist Indian Reservations have the highest rape and murder rates in the USA (even higher than Black neighborhoods). Native Americans were savages 300 years ago and are savages today. Biology is very real.

  


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