شنبه ۲۸ مرداد ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۰:۵۳
HUMAN RIGHTS: British Journalist Condemns Execution of Young Girl in Neka
August 29, 2004 - “Atefeh Rajabi appears to have been a fairly normal 16-year-old: sulky, disobedient, and eager to have sex. In London, those attributes earn lectures from parents and teachers on the importance of acting responsibly and not being offensive. In the city of Neka in Iran, where Atefeh Rajabi comes from, they get you hauled up in front of a judge,” reporter Alasdair Palmer writes in London’s Daily News> “It was astonishing that nobody in the whole world reported on this matter except the Amnesty International and the Boston Globe, he tells Radio Farda’s London correspondent Shahran Tabari. The combination of the extreme views of anti-Islam activists and the views of Islamic extremists has silenced British media on stories that relate to Islam, Palmer says, adding that he was appalled and disgusted when he heard about the execution, especially since it was reported that the Neka court’s sentence had been immediately ratified by the Islamic judiciary’s supreme court.