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Members of Amnesty International protest outside the Iranian Embassy in the days before Darabi's execution.

Members of Amnesty International protest outside the Iranian Embassy in the days before Darabi's execution.

Balouch comments on the execution on May 1 of child offender Delara Darabi, who was convicted of murdering an elderly relative when she was 17 during a robbery attempt with her boyfriend:

Swine flu has reached China, while the mullah flu has killed [Delara Darabi].

I knew she would be executed. It doesn't matter which side of the rooftop you fall from. The matter is not even the fact that every country has its own laws. The contradiction lies in the issue of our regime being extremely harsh. Until its downfall, the regime will continue doing ritual ablution with blood. I don't see reason to ask [would-be presidential candidates] Mohsen Rezai, Ahmadinejad, or Karrubi, but I ask you, Mr. [Mir Hossein] Musavi: If you are a painter, why don't you share your views on Delara's paintings? We are a forgiving nation and we would interpret that as [an indication that] you do not support such murders.

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.

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