A man who had killed and burnt his sister-in-law was sentenced to only 2 years imprisonment.
The case was initiated by the police in January 2014 after 25-year-old Samira disappeared.
The murderer confessed to the murder of his sister-in-law, saying, “I killed Samira because her behavior caused shame for our family”.
The victim’s parents and ex-husband expressed their unconditional consent over the young woman’s murder and the murderer escaped retribution and death.
According to the mullahs’ Penal Code, had the victim’s family demanded the murderer’s retribution (execution), they would have had to pay half of the murderer’s blood money to have him punished for the murder of their daughter because a man’s blood money is twice as a woman’s.
(State-run Farhikhtegan website – March 7, 2016)