- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On December 19, 2000
- 0 Comments
Kobra Rahmanpour is a 22 year old woman, currently under the threat of being hanged by the Islamic regime of Iran. She had spent the past three years in prison and been convicted of murdering her mother in law. On the first of January this year she was woken up early in the morning to be told that she was going to be hanged that day. But the international pressure delayed her execution.
Kobra herself is a victim of poverty and injustice. She was born and raised in a family that could not even provide the mere necessities of life for its members. Her father is elderly and one of her brothers is disabled and there is no welfare system to look after such people who are in need. Kobra had to give up her ambitions of going to university, and in order to help her family survive, married a man 40 years her senior. But her life did not get better; in fact it was made hell by repeated maltreatment and abuse she received from her husband and his family. On one occasion, he was even arrested and imprisoned for physically and sexually abusing her. In the last incident according to Kobra, she was attacked by her mother in law with a kitchen knife. Kobra claims that she killed her mother in law in self defence.
Help us in our campaign! Demand that the Islamic regime in Iran withdraw the hanging sentence of Kobra!
Write protest letters to the Iranian authorities and send copies to firstname.lastname@example.org..