Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Remember the girl sentenced to death

for defending against a rapist? Well, it appears that some in the Iranian 'justice system' don't have their head completely up their backside:
TEHERAN - An Iranian court has cleared of murder charges a 19-year-old woman who was originally sentenced to death for killing a man she said tried to rape her, the press reported Monday.

Mahabad Fatehi, known as Nazanin, was cleared by a Teheran provincial court of premeditated murder but still ordered to pay blood money of 260 million rials (30,600 dollars) to the victim’s family, the Etemad newspaper reported.

So she's ordered to pay blood money, but no longer under a death sentence. Which is a definate step up. Even better would be a "Clorine In The Gene Pool" medal, but we'll have to take what we can get.

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