beaten to death: June 3, 2023
Residence: Divandara, Razavi-Khorasan
Perpetrator: her brother
On Saturday, June 3, 18-year-old Rozhin Azimi was brutally murdered in Divandareh, a village located in northeastern Iran. Her brother had struck her repeatedly on the head with a hammer, allegedly due to her relationship with a boy.
The authorities promptly arrested Rozhin Azimi's parents and brother. After a day of questioning, the mother was released, while the father and brother remain in custody.
In Iran, brothers who murder their sister for 'honor' are hardly punished because of Article 301 of the Penal Code. If he is found guilty by judges, he will be sentenced to between three and ten years imprisonment.
An 18-year-old girl named "Rozhin Azimi"was killed by her brother in so-called #HonorKilling in Divandareh. Her brother killed her with multiple blows of a hammer in the head for having a friendship with a boy. #WomanLifeFreedom #StopFemicide pic.twitter.com/ZffqPmqdKB
— StopFemicideIran (@FemicideIran) June 4, 2023