Fariba Tajiani Emamqoli
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On March 11, 2001 Fariba Tajiani Emamqoli, a 25 years old woman was executed on a shabby square in Teheran for the posession of 30 gr. heroine.
She had stopped crying when she mounted the truck body of the rusty crane where a green nylon rope was swaying slowly in the morning breeze. A woman in black said something and Fariba stretched her hands towards the sky.
The hangman lifted the noose over Fariba's headscarf and placed it around her neck. The female assistant tightened it with a violent tug and ajusted her blindfold.
Minutes later the crane began to make squeeky sounds as it slowly lifted its arm tightening the rope.
Not a single sound came over Fariba's lips when her feet were slowly liftet from the ground.
She wore black sandals on her naked feet. Her untied legs were initially kicking in the air while the crowd of more than 200 witnesses chanted "
Allahu Akbar" (God is Great).
Fariba struggled for about ten painful minutes while the noose gradually sqeezed the last breath from her. Faribas limb body was left hanging for about 25 minutes in the crisp dawn.