Iranian Woman Acquitted of Murder after 8 Years in Jail
A Tehran criminal court has acquitted a woman who languished in jail for eight years on suspicion of having “illicit sex” and murdering her husband, reported the official Iranian news agency, IRNA, citing a local press report.
The daily Abrar said the woman was accused of murdering her husband with the help of a lover.
She allegedly married her accomplice months after her husband's death.
The alleged lover, meanwhile, insisted he did not meet the accused until after her husband's death.
Bench 1401 of Tehran's Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted Masoumeh citing lack of “sufficient evidence” of their involvement in the murder – Albawaba.com
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