Thanks to Barbados Butterfly for posting this link to Save Nazanin, a website organizing publicity and a petition for Nazanin, an 18-yr-old Iranian girl who has been sentenced to death for killing a man in self defence when he tried to rape her and her cousin. Nazanin was tried and sentenced in January, and her appeal to the Iranian Supreme Court is expected to be reviewed this week. The (Muslim) Iranian laws on this subject are so cruel, so unfair to women, so downright scary, that I can’t say anything more. These people are barbarians; and like all bullies they focus on the defenseless. They are beyond shame, so I don’t know how much effect a petition by Westerners and Western sympathizers will have. But Nazanin has my sympathy and my prayers.

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