Samieh, stoned to death, February 2008

Save Delara reports that a 14-year-old girl was stoned to death by her father a few days ago in the south-eastern Iranian city of Zahedan.

The young girl’s murder was reported to the authorities by her mother, who stated that her husband, Sharif, “is a suspicious and cruel man who abused me and my daughter. He was particularly harsh on Samieh, my 14 year old daughter, until he finally found an excuse to take her out of the house and to an undisclosed location.”
Upon his arrest, the father provided a chilling account of the cold-blooded murder of his own daughter.

“After a while, I became fully convinced that Samieh is having relations with a man. I perceived my honor to have been damaged, and tolerating such a condition and remaining silent was like death to me. So I decided to kill Samieh and rid myself of this shame. In this context, I had to make a decision about how I should kill Samieh and save myself from such disgrace. I had to choose a method for killing my daughter that would fit her wrongdoing. Finally, I became convinced that I should stone her to death, but because I could not personally carry out the execution by myself, I sought the assistance of my friend, Ghafoor. When he learned about my problem, he accepted to help me kill Samieh to wash the stain of disgrace from my family. Ghafoor contacted a few other people and established the time and place to carry out the act. On the day of the incident, I forcefully took my daughter out of the house and dragged her to the outskirts of Holoor. She was terrified during the whole trip, and while she realized that she is about to face a horrifying fate, she was not sure of the punishment that I had planned for her. When we reached the planned destination, I threw my daughter on the ground and we began to stone her. Samieh kept screaming and pleaded and begged for her life. But, in order to restore my honor and return myself to a respectable life, I had no choice but to kill her. Then I fled/”

One Response in “Samieh”

  1. Mia says:

    Samieh sweet child, your life & death i find so painful and disturbing i asked my god why did u create these demons the answer was NOT IN MY HONOUR !! not of my creation.. rest in peace my little one. xxx

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