Honor Killing in Varamin: A woman stabbed to death by her husband

Age: 29
stabbed to death: July 20, 2023
Residence: Varamin, Tehran province
Origin: Iran
Children: -
Perpetrator: husband
Excuse: ‘honor’

On July 20, 2023, the 29-year-old Fariba was stabbed to death by her husband in Varamin, Tehran province. He reported the murder of his wife to the police in a phone call.

Regarding his motive, he said, "Fariba and I got married four years ago, and although we had our differences, they were not so great that I would want to kill her. Until a few months ago, when I became aware of her suspicious behavior, I was subtly watching her. To my disbelief, I realized that she was having suspicious relationships, not only with my sister's husband but also with my acquaintance. I was deeply shocked and warned her to be careful about her behavior. But when I saw that she did not stop these actions, I stabbed her with a knife."

It should be noted that this murderer's story is not necessarily the truth. The reason for this is the unfair legal system in Iran because every Iranian man who considers killing a female family member is familiar with the fact that if you cite "honor" as a motive, the punishment is incredibly low. An honor killing in Iran often carries a sentence of 3 years in prison, and if the victim's family forgives the murderer, then no punishment follows. In this case, Fariba's family is not forgiving. In court, they demand the death penalty for the murderer.



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