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Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 3:55 a.m.

Iran mother recalls letting killer of son escape noose

Her son’s killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck. Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in a northern Iranian town to see whether the mother, Samereh Alinejad, would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under him to let him hang.

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Photographs by ARASH KHAMOUSHI / AP/ISNA

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  • Headline: Iran mother recalls letting killer of son escape noose
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 2 on 05/04/2014
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