The ridiculous, fact challenged overreaction in the West to Iran’s execution of Reyhanah Jabbari is just another indicator that Iran is the new Cuba. Sand in the eye of empire and a target for the unholy evil trinity of Zionism and Capitalism and Imperialism.
The story is this - Jabbari was an interior designer and was accused of stabbing to death a doctor (and former intelligence official) who invited her back to his place to give a quotation. She claimed he tried to rape her. This story fell apart very quickly – She had bought a knife two days previously, there were text messages to a friend before the crime of an incriminating nature and most of all Jabbari first denied and then claimed another person was present during the murder and may have helped. This was most likely a robbery gone wrong or if you want to get conspiratorial Jabbari was a pawn of foreign intelligence services seeking to get revenge for something the doctor did when he was an agent. I’m opposed to the death penalty anywhere but as far as a criminal case goes this was pretty solid.
What was her defense? Iranian prosecutors made up all the evidence. She was tortured. I’m sorry but that is total bullshit. This was all pretty open - How else would we know about this case? Iran is not North Korea despite attempts to paint it as such in the CIA controlled media.
Most irritating is US condemnation. There’s a saying in Malaysia – “Look at your own backside first”. Cameron Todd Willingham, Johnny Garrett, Jesse Tafero, America needs to look at its own justice system. I’ll worry about who Iran executes when the US stops executing disproportionate numbers of the mentally handicapped, African Americans, Hispanics, and poor people in general (not to mention innocent folk).