Iran: Man who beheaded 17-year-old wife jailed for eight years

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A man who beheaded his 17-year-old wife has been sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran, the judiciary says. Images of Sajjad Heydari carrying Mona’s severed head in Ahvaz after the so-called ‘honour killing’ last year caused widespread outrage. … Mona had been married to her husband since the age of 12 and had given birth to their son when she was only 14. Local media reported that she had fled to Turkey after allegedly being subjected to domestic violence by her husband, who had refused her requests for a divorce. She had returned to Iran a few days before her murder last February because she had reportedly received assurances from her family that she would be safe.” (01/18/23)