국제앰네스티는 12일 오전에 일어난 이란 당국의 카디제흐 자헤드(Khadijeh Jahed)에 대한 사형집행을 강력히 규탄한다. 사형을 당한 여성은 유명한 이란 축구선수의 임시부인이었던 것으로 알려졌다.
샤알라 자헤드로 불리던 그녀는 남편인 나세르 모하메드-카니(Naser Mohammad-Khani)의 영구적 부인인 랄레 사하르키지안(Laleh Sharkhizian)을 살해한 혐의를 받고 있었다.
샤알라는 법정에서 범죄사실을 시인한 바 있다.
하지만 이후에 “거짓 시인할 수 밖에 없었다”며 혐의를 부인했으나 대법원에서도 사형이 확정되었다.
국제엠네스티 말콤 스카트 중동•북아프리카국 국장은 “샤알라 자헤드의 사형은 다른 사형과 같이 국가의 계획적이고 비인간적인 살해의 예이며 이번 사건은 재판의 공정성과 피고인에 대한 증거물의 정확성이 의심되기에 더욱 충격적이다”라고 밝혔다
이란의 언론인 ISNA에 따르면 사망한 사하르키지안의 형제가 사형을 집행했다.
이란법에 따르면 살인사건의 경우 피해자의 유가족이 사형을 집행할 권리가 있으며 이번에 경우에는 샤알라의 목에 밧줄을 두른 채 의자에 앉게 한 후 의자를 발로 차는 방식으로 집행되었다.
참고: 이란법은 임시부인제도를 허용하며 남자가 부인에게 일정한 액수를 기간 동안 지불할 경우 임시적인 결혼으로 인정받게 된다.
EXECUTION OF IRANIAN FOOTBALLER’S WIFE CONDEMNED
1 December 2010Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for carrying out the execution of Khadijeh Jahed, known as “Shahla”, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer, at Evin Prison, Tehran this morning. Shahla Jahed’s hanging for the alleged murder of Laleh Saharkhizian, the permanent wife of footballer Naser Mohammad-Khani, is understood to have taken place today at 5am local time, her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, told the state News Agency, IRNA. “Shahla Jahed’s execution, like all such executions, is an example of premeditated and cold-blooded killing by the state, and is particularly distressing as there were serious concerns over the fairness of the trial, and the evidence used against the defendant,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s director for the Middle East and North Africa. According to the Iranian news agency ISNA Laleh Saharkhizan’s brother carried out the final stage of the execution of Shahla Jahed by kicking away the stool on which she was standing with the noose around her neck. In Iranian law, in a murder case, the victim’s family have the right to either insist on execution, in which case they are allowed to be directly involved in carrying it out, or to pardon the perpetrator and to accept compensation (diyeh). Shahla Jahed was sentenced to death in June 2004 by the Tehran General Court accused of stabbing to death Laleh Saharkhizan. Mohammad-Khani was a prominent and well known Iranian footballer in the 1980’s who more recently became the coach for the Persepolis Club in Tehran. Although Shahla Jahed initially confessed to the murder in court, she later retracted her confession, stating “everyone knows the conditions I confessed under”, raising fears it may have been coerced. Nevertheless, she was sentenced to death, and her sentence was upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court. Men and women can marry both permanently or temporarily according to Iranian law. Temporary marriage usually lasts for an agreed period of time and involves the payment of an agreed sum of money to the women involved.
At the expiration of the agreed temporary marriage duration it is considered null and void, though it can be renewed.
Men can have any number of temporary wives, though women may only have one husband at a time.