Equality Now has expressed concern on the fate of Kobra Najjar now that she had exhausted all legal remedies and her case files have been returned to Tabriz court from Tehran. She is detained in Tabriz prison in northwestern Iran.She can be executed at any time—but international attention and pressure may help save her. Please go to the Women's Action Update for contact information and further details on how immediate action by the international feminist community may be a crucial element in saving Kobra Najjar's life.
'Equality Now' said Kobra, 45, was forced into prostitution by her abusive husband in order to support his heroin addiction. He was murdered by one of Kobra's "clients" who sympathized with her plight.
Kobra, it said, has already served 8 years in prison as an accessory to her husband's murder. The man who murdered her husband also served 8 years in prison and is now free after paying blood money and undergoing 100 lashes, while Kobra faces imminent stoning to death for adultery the prostitution her husband forced upon her.
[H/T to Equality Now.]