Eteraz is reporting on the good news about Nazenin Fatehi.
The original conviction for the murder of her would-be rapist has been overturned, and the death was ruled “unintentional.”
This doesn’t mean she’s out of prison, but it does make her execution less likely.
Here’s a possibility: she will serve a sentence for the killing, and will be fined some blood money retribution to be paid to her attacker’s family.
If that is what happens, then… I guess I’m beginning to understand some of the aspects of Sharia tribal law. On the other hand, Iran is not tribal. On the third hand, the theocracy is certainly regressive, so their laws may have reverted to the tribal mentality.
Eteraz also reports that there is good news about a stoning case also. As he says, it is a “small measure of good news.” As far as I’m concerned, any stoning delayed makes it less likely to happen.
My fervent hope.