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Henrettelsen av Delara Darabi vekker internasjonal oppsikt. Darabi ble arrestert som 17-åring og dømt i en svært tvilsom retssak. Advokaten hennes mener at en gjenopptakelse ville endt med frikjennelse. Han har nye bevis, blant annet at morderen var høyrehendt, mens Darabi er kjevhendt.

Ikke engang forsvareren fikk beskjed om at hun skulle henrettes. Amnesty og en rekke organisasjoner har ført kampanje for hennes sak. Til ingen nytte. Noen i ledelsen ønsket at hun skulle dø.

I fengsel har Darabi vist at hun besitter et kunstnerisk talent. Flere av bildene forteller om den indre torturen, det er heslige ansikter rundt henne.

Se hennes kunst: savedelara.com

En leser på en blogg poster en nyhetsmelding som er fra 2006, men som sier noe om jenters kår i Iran.

Girls as young as 9 living in the streets in Iran
Sat. 21 Oct 2006
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 21 – Girls as young as nine are running away from their homes and living on the streets in Iran, according to a classified report issued by the Ministry of Education.

The report was made public by several Persian-language news websites run by former government officials.

It notes that there is an exceptionally high number of run-away girls near Iran’s holy cities of Qom and Mashad.

Iran has one of the highest record of runaway girls and women in the world.

The state-run news agency ILNA reported in July that there were some 300,000 run-away women and girls in Iran and that 86 percent of girls who ran away from their homes for the first time were raped. The majority of such victims are rejected by their families if they choose to return after having been raped.