And the rights of women in general in Sharia states like Iran is comparable to the rights of non-Muslims: if they step out of line, their lives may be forfeit. Even worse, this girl’s reference to the fact that punishment should be meted out to the perpetrators, not the victims, makes it likely that she was a victim of rape. From IranFocus, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
On Sunday, August 15, a 16-year-old girl in the town of Neka, northern Iran, was executed. Ateqeh Sahaleh was hanged in public on Simetry Street off Rah Ahan Street at the city center….
In her summary trial, the teenage victim did not have any lawyer and efforts by her family to recruit a lawyer was to no avail. Ateqeh personally defended herself. She told the religious judge, Haji Rezaii, that he should punish the main perpetrators of moral corruption not the victims.
The judge personally pursued Ateqeh’s death sentence, beyond all normal procedures and finally gained the approval of the Supreme Court. After her execution Rezai said her punishment was not execution but he had her executed for her “sharp tongue”.