Girl, 16, is thrown to death from 11th floor apartment ‘by her uncle after speaking out against his abuse’ in Iran
- Fatemeh Ghozat, 16, was beaten and subsequently murdered by her uncle
- She is said to have been thrown to death from an apartment on the 11th floor in Tehran
- The victim’s mother is now speaking out after suspect Ghozat has been released on bail
A teenage girl died after her uncle reportedly threw her out of an apartment on the 11th floor in Iran.
Fatemeh Ghozat, 16, was beaten and subsequently murdered by her uncle Mojtaba Namdar after speaking out against his abuse on May 22.
The alleged incident occurred in the Shahrah-e Aseman neighborhood of Parand in southeast Tehran.
16-year-old Fatemeh Ghozat (left and right) was beaten and then murdered by her uncle Mojtaba Namdar after speaking out against his abuse on May 22
The victim’s mother is now speaking out after Ghozat was released on bail just two weeks after the incident, Iran International TV reported.
Bariha Rahmani told Iran International TV, “He threw my girl out the window in front of my eyes and put her body in my hands.
“He has now been released on bail and is running free. He threatens my son and tells him, “It’s your turn now!”.
The victim’s mother, Bariha Rahmani (pictured), is now speaking out after Ghozat was released on bail just two weeks after the incident
Flowers are being laid in memory of 16-year-old Fatemeh Ghozati, who died on May 22
“I’m afraid of myself and my children.
“Tell me, in what other country in the world, if a murder took place and all the evidence indicates it was murder, would the suspect be released on bail two weeks later?”
Relatives insist that Mojtaba Namdar confessed to murdering Fatemeh for all their neighbors before the emergency services arrived at the crime scene.
However, after the girl was pronounced dead, Mojtaba reportedly withdrew the confession, claiming that there had been no witnesses.
Nargess Tavassolian, legal analyst and journalist for Iran International TV, said: “This case is very strange, it is not known why the uncle was released after only two weeks.
“The main issue is the independence of the judiciary so that a criminal cannot get off his ‘connections’ and be easily released on bail.”
She added, “The judiciary is increasingly losing its independence.
“There are only two cases where the law allows the murderer to escape punishment or receive a milder punishment, but none of these laws apply here.”