Iran: Imminent execution: Raheleh Zamani (f)
Raheleh Zamani, a mother of two children aged five and three, is facing imminent execution for the killing of her husband. According to reports received by Amnesty International, she is due to be hanged on 20 December 2007. Her husband’s family have refused to accept diyeh (blood money), and are insisting on the implementation of the sentence. At this stage, the Head of the Judiciary has the power to temporarily suspend executions and order a review of a case.