Femicide in Ravansar: A 14-year-old girl murdered by her brother

Mona Aghai
Age: 14
murdered: August 24, 2023
Residence: Ravansar, Kermanshah
Origin: Iran
Children: she was a child herself
Perpetrator: brother
Excuse: dispute about divorce

According to the Human Rights Network in Kurdistan, a 14-year-old girl named Mona Aghaei was murdered by her brother on August 24 in Ravansar, Kermanshah province. Mona Aghaei, a victim of child marriage, wanted a divorce, but her family opposed it.

In Iran, where the legal age of marriage is only 13, the grim reality of child marriages, often forced, adds to the disturbing picture of femicide and honor killings.

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