Execution of Iranian footballer's wife condemned
December 1, 2010
Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for carrying out the execution of Khadijeh Jahed, known as "Shahla", the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer, at Evin Prison, Tehran this morning.
Shahla Jahed's hanging for the alleged murder of Laleh Saharkhizian, the permanent wife of footballer Naser Mohammad-Khani, is understood to have taken place today at 5am local time, her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, told the state News Agency, IRNA.
"Shahla Jahed's execution, like all such executions, is an example of premeditated and cold-blooded killing by the state, and is particularly distressing as there were serious concerns over the fairness of the trial, and the evidence used against the defendant," said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s director for the Middle East and North Africa.