Married off at 15, jailed at 19, executed at 29: The story of Iranian Samira Sabzian -- mother of 2

ritish government's effort to save her fell on deaf ears

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Iran on Wednesday hanged a 29-year-old woman -- a decade after she was arrested for the murder of her husband. 

The victim was reportedly identified as Samira Sabzian, who remained imprisoned since she was 19. She was hanged to death at dawn in Ghezel Hesar prison near Tehran, news agency AFP reported Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) group as saying.

According to the report, Samira Sabzian was a victim of Iran's misogynist child marriage tradition. She was married off to her late husband at the age of 15 and had been a victim of domestic violence, the AFP report quoted her relatives as saying.

At the time of her arrest, Samira Sabzian had two children. The only time she met them after her arrest was reportedly earlier this month when she was allowed the customary final meeting alloted to convicts on death sentence.

Samira's fate was sealed after the British government's effort to save her fell on deaf ears. London had reached out to Iran with the request to stall the execution bu to no effect, the report added.

Amnesty International holds Tehran accountable of executing at least 115 people in November alone. As many as 18 women were put to death by the Islamic Republic this year, data show.

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