TEHRAN, Iran AP — The so-called honor killing of a year-old Iranian girl by her father, who reportedly used a farming sickle to behead her as she slept, has prompted a nationwide outcry. Reza Ashrafi, now in custody, was apparently enraged when he killed his daughter Romina on Thursday after she ran away with year-old Bahamn Khavari in Talesh, some kilometers miles northwest of the capital, Tehran. Romina was found five days after leaving home and taken to a police station, from where her father brought her back home. The girl reportedly told the police she feared a violent reaction from her father. On Wednesday, a number of national newspapers featured the story prominently and the social media hashtag RominaAshrafi reportedly has been used thousands times on social media, with most users condemning the killing. Proposed legislation against honor killings has apparently shuttled for years among various decision-making bodies in Iran.
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After her death, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar deplored a delay in the validation by the member Guardian Council of a bill on the protection of children and teenagers. The council has previously called three times for changes to the draft law after it was passed by lawmakers, the reformist Ebtekar newspaper wrote on Wednesday. According to Iranian media, Romina Ashrafi was killed in her sleep on May 21 by her father, who decapitated her in the family home in Talesh in northern Gilan province. The reports said she ran away after her father refused her permission to marry a man 15 years older, but was detained and taken home. The legal age to marry in Iran is 13 for women.
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An year-old girl was arrested in Iran after she posted videos of herself dancing on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers, according to the Associated Press. Maedeh Hojabri, who was born in Tehran, practiced gymnastics for few years before participating in the sport of Parkour, a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course, which is the reason for her current accusation. Hojabri has around videos on her Instagram account, many of which show her dancing in both Iranian and Western styles. Before 40 years ago, dance were taught in schools in Iran but after the Islamic revolution it became a big crime! On Friday, a state television network aired a video in which the girl acknowledged that she was breaking moral norms, but insisted that it was not her intention.
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