Thursday, March 30, 2006

Online Petition

I found this online petition at Volokh and wanted to pass it along. Here's the story in brief:
On January 3, 2006, 18-year-old Nazanin was sentenced to death for murder by court in Iran after she reportedly admitted fatally stabbing one of three men who attempted to rape her and her 16-year-old niece in a park in Karaj (a suburb of Tehran) in March 2005. She was seventeen at the time. Her sentence is subject to review by the Court of Appeal, and if upheld, to confirmation by the Supreme Court.
If you're interested, they are, of course, debating the legal merits on Volokh.