Honor Killing in Sardasht: 17-year-old girl, victim of child marriage, murdered

Fatemeh Mohammadpanahi
Age: 17
shot to death: September 29, 2023
Residence: Marghan, Sardasht, West Azerbaijan
Origin: Iran
Children: -
Perpetrators: husband, stephbrothers
Excuse: ‘honor’

On the evening of Friday, September 29, Fatemeh Mohammadpanahi, a 17-year-old girl from Marghan village in Sardasht, was shot and killed by her two half-brothers in so-called honor killing. Her husband was also involved in the murder. Fatemeh was a victim of a child marriage, her stephfather forced her to marry her cousin about a year ago when she was only 16 years old.

She was a victim of forced child marriage. This young girl was forced into an unwanted marriage against her will, at the age of just 16, approximately a year before her tragic death, to her cousin. She fled to her parents home and expressed her wish for a divorce, a decision opposed by her family.

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