Murder of a Young Woman in Bojnourd with "Honor-related" Motive

09 July 2024 19:32

Hengaw: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

A young woman named Marziyeh Gholampour, a resident of Bojnourd in South Khorasan province, was murdered by her husband in front of her young child. The motive reported was "honor."

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Saturday, July 6, 2024, Marziyeh Gholampour, 29, a resident of Bojnourd, was killed by gunfire by her husband.

According to an informed source, this woman was murdered shortly after requesting a divorce, in front of her parents' house and in front of her young child.

The general criminal punitive policy of the Islamic Republic regarding domestic violence and femicide supports the patriarchal order. This policy, with the lack of criminalization of domestic violence, the disproportion between crime and punishment in this area, and the lack of social support for women against violence, has led to the prevalence and normalization of crimes against women.

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