An Iranian man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for beheading his teenage wife

On Wednesday, the Iranian judiciary said that a man from Iran had been imprisoned for more than eight years after beheading his wife and displaying her head in public, in a case that shocked the country.

Mona Heydari, 17, was murdered in February 2022 by her husband and son-in-law in Ahvaz, the capital of the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

The video that later emerged of her smiling husband showing off her severed head in the street sparked an outpouring of grief and anger in the Islamic Republic.

Islamic retribution law in Iran

Haidernava carpets Judiciary spokesman Masoud Staishi told reporters that he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for premeditated murder and eight months for assault.

Heydari’s family pardoned the murderer rather than demand qisas – Iran’s Islamic law of retribution.

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“The accused has no right to protest the verdict and the decision is final,” the spokesman said.

He added, “The second defendant in the case, Haider Haidarnava, was sentenced to 45 months in prison on charges of complicity in premeditated murder.”

calls for change

At the time of the murder, Iranian media said Heidari had been married at the age of 12 and was the mother of a three-year-old child when she was killed.

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After the crime, human rights advocates called for changes to the law to protect women from domestic violence and an increase in the minimum age for marriage for girls, currently set at 13.

Iran has been rocked by protests that erupted after the September 16 killing of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, after she was arrested for allegedly breaking the country’s dress code.


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