An Iranian woman charged with the murder of man who allegedly attempted to rape her could be executed today. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was arrested in 2007 for the killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence who she said tried to sexually abuse her. She was sentenced to death by a Tehran court in 2009 and her execution verdict was upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. Yesterday news came up that her execution was to be postponed but seems like the Iranian government changed their mind again.
Reyhaneh's case drew international outcry and sparked a petition urging her release, which has garnered over 190,000 signatures.