1 x 60’
UK Premiere 9pm 27th July 2006 on BBC Two

Atefah Sahaaleh was just sixteen when Iranian authorities hanged her in public for ‘crimes against chastity’.

As with the other fourteen young women currently on death row in Iran for charges of sex outside marriage, the Iranian authorities tried to cover up the real and shocking facts of her case. But some in Iran were determined to get the truth out, despite great risk to themselves.

This film uses witness testimony and drama reconstruction from eyewitness accounts to piece together a story the Iranian regime never wanted you to hear…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Producer/Director: Monica Garnsey
Editor: Frank Burgess
Director of Photography: Simon Ffrench

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