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    Iran Murder Victim's Mother Stops Hanging

    A convicted killer due to be hanged for murder has been spared after the victim's mother had a last-minute change of heart.

    The 18-year-old victim's parents were expected to kick away the chair supporting the condemned man, named as Balal, at the public execution and send him to his death.

    But once he was blindfolded and the noose put around his neck, she instead slapped his face and said she forgave him.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1244398/ir...-stops-hanging
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    Pictures at the link of it happening
    http://news.sky.com/story/1244398/ir...-stops-hanging

    The victim died seven years ago after being stabbed in a street fight by Balal in the small town of Royan, in the northern province of Mazandaran.
    It wasn't first degree murder. So was he in prison those years? Is he released now?
    IMO

    First they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
    Finally, they came for me and there was no one left to speak out.

    Martin Niemöller
    prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and pastor

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieRose View Post
    Is he released now?
    I think they would have to release him (unless there were other charges).

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    She's a better person than me.
    I would have kicked that chair!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    She's a better person than me.
    I would have kicked that chair!
    You might not have. Chances are good this was a "conflict" that went too far and not just a cold blooded murder, things were probably complicated and the players involved likely knew each other.

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    'After slapping him the rage vanished from my heart': Iranian mother who spared killer seconds before his execution reveals she is now 'at peace'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ays-peace.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    I think they would have to release him (unless there were other charges).
    "Despite the reprieve, Balal is still in jail. Under Iranian law, the victim's family can save a killer's life but cannot spare his prison term."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz303AxzY4M
    Rest in Peace
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    I am verrry happy that I was not born or live in the Middle East. Some of these stories make the TV series game of thrones look like a happy fairy tale.
    Scary.



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