Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Innocent

Nazanin, the Iranian girl who was to be executed for defending herself and her niece from being raped was acquitted, sort of. She must pay the rapist’s family “dieh”, or blood money but then she can go free. She will appeal the blood money demand but if she can raise the $40,000 bail she can be released immediately. If not, she will continue to rot in her Iranian jail. You can help by donating here. Her mother had this to say to everyone who helped in the campaign to get her freed.
I know how hard each of you have worked to bring Nazanin home and I am grateful to all of you. Nazanin's father and siblings are very happy too. You brought us the only one wish that we had: freedom of our daughter. May God give all of you, our brothers and sisters health and happiness for all that you have done.

5 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

I guess this is as close to justice as we can expect. But, thank goodness!!

Rancher said...

Blogs give us a voice that even Governments hear.

Pam Rios said...

Such good news. But to have to pay "blood money" to your would be rapist -crazy! Rancher I enjoy your educated opinions expressed here. Thanks.

Rancher said...

Thank you Pam.

seejanemom said...

ANOTHER women's rights issue ignored by the NAGS.

Big surprise.