Girl, 16, hanged in public in Iran
'On Sunday, August 15, a 16-year-old girl in the town of Neka, northern
Iran, was executed. Atefeh Sahaleh was hanged in public on Simetry Street
off Rah Ahan Street at the city center.
The sentence was issued by the head of Neka’s Justice Department and
subsequently upheld by the mullahs’ Supreme Court ...
She told the religious judge, Haji Rezaii,
that he should punish the main perpetrators of moral corruption not the
After her execution Rezai said her punishment was not execution but he had
her executed for her “sharp tongue”.'