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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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