Iran: A tale of two women who were both denied justice

Zeynab Jalalian, is a 27-year-old ethnic Kurdish political activist sentenced to death after being convicted of ‘enmity against God’. Imprisoned in Tehran, her conviction stems from her alleged membership of a Kurdish armed opposition group.

She speaks of torture and sexual abuse whilst detained and was reportedly denied access to her lawyer during her trial. The Iranian authorities have remained intractable in her case and she has not attracted the same media attention as Ashtiani. Although execution by hanging may be less ‘sensational’ than by stoning, and although convictions on politically motivated charges may seem less deplorable than for adultery, it can be argued that Jalalian’s case raises more profound concerns about the Iranian authorities’ abuse of their citizens.

9 September 2010
Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/a-tale-of-two-women-who-were-both-denied-justice-14941975.html#ixzz0z9hMs0sB

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