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Iran: Fear of imminent execution/fear of flogging, Leyla M

, Index number: MDE 13/048/2004

"Leyla M", who has a mental age of eight, is reportedly facing imminent execution for "morality-related" offences arising from her being forced into prostitution as a child. According to a Tehran newspaper report of 28 November, she was sentenced to death by a court in the central Iranian city of Arak while she was 18, and the sentence has now been passed to the Supreme Court for confirmation.

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