On Sunday, July 19, 2009, Human Rights Activists News Agency reported:
A woman; who four years ago had unintentionally killed her father-in-law in the course of a family dispute, was executed last Tuesday morning in Qazvin prison’s facilities for women.
For the past four years, the aforesaid woman was incarcerated on the charge of intentional murder, but because of being financially destitute and unable to hire a lawyer she was not able to prove that the death was unintentional. Therefore, the court convicted her to death based on the law of “equal punishment”. When the family of the deceased man refused to forgive her, the court order (execution) was carried out last Tuesday.
[Source: http://hra-news.org/news/2038.aspx. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]