(ANSA) – ISTANBUL, MAY 27 – Horror and indignation in Iran for
a terrible crime in the family. A man has been arrested
by the police after confessing to killing by beheading her
in his sleep with a sickle his 14 year old daughter, Romina Ashrafi, who
she had fled in the previous days with a 35 year old man from
his home in the northern province of Gilan.
The girl had been brought home by local authorities,
despite having claimed to fear for his own
safety. The crime is sparking heated debate
social media in Iran on violence against women, with beyond
50 thousand shares of the hashtag with the girl’s name.
In the Islamic Republic the penalties for violence in the family
they can be reduced if the crime is recognized as a crime
so-called “honor killing”.
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