In a horrific crime that rocked the Iranian society, two elderly parents have confessed to sedating, stabbing, and dismembering their 47-years old son, Babak Khorramdin, saying that his marital status is the reason they took the decision to kill him.
The parents of film director Babak Khorramdin have shown no remorse in their confession to the murders of their son, daughter and son-in-law. This is far from the only case of familicide carried out with apparent pride by parents in #Iran.https://t.co/MmU2DGX63H #accountability— IranWire (@IranWireEnglish) June 4, 2021
The crime which has been framed as an "honor crime" alleging that the deceased filmmaker might have been homosexual, has been reported heavily by local and international media, especially that the victim is a well-known filmmaker.
Confessing to committing the crime during May after Babak's dismembered body was found in a nearby dumpster, the parents (81 and 74 years old) also said they had killed their daughter Arezou and son-in-law Faramar during the last decade.
Babak Khorramdin’s case is just one more instance of religion being used as a mean to express sadism, and the fact that Iranian religious and political structures allows it shows how easy is to abuse power and faith there. Fucking depressing.— MAT (@sunfloramaria) May 31, 2021
According to Iranian laws, a parent killing their own child can carry out a maximum of 10 years in jail, which can be lowered even more in case of evidence showing that the crime was committed over "honor" related reasons.
During investigations, the father did not regret killing any of his children saying that his victims were all "morally corrupt." He highlighted that his son's refusal to get married has "raised suspension over his sexuality," which has resulted in the murder.
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