Mother saves her son’s murderer from the gallows

A convicted murderer is slapped on the face by his victim’s mother as he waits to be hanged.

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But the mother and father of Abdolah Hosseinzadeh, who was murdered in 2007, then removed the noose from around Balal’s neck, so sparing his life. The dramatic event unfolded during an execution ceremony in the Iranian city of Nowshahr. It followed a rare public campaign to save the life of Balal, who was 19 when he killed Abdolah with a knife during a street fight

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