Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag is a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who was raised an Orthodox Christian by her mother. In 2011, she married a Christian man and had a child with him; she is now eight months pregnant with her second child.
This week, she was sentenced to 100 lashes and execution by hanging — all because her absent father was Muslim.
Got some serious work done on one of the most important shots tonight, including background art of the flogging jut. You’ll never see the whole thing in the video so I thought I’d post it here in all its…grime.
Seven years ago, 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh was fatally stabbed during a street brawl in Royan, a small town in the northern province of Mazandaran. His attacker, another young man known only as Balal, was sentenced to hanging by public execution. Hosseinzadeh’s parents were allowed to participate by knocking out the chair that would support him.
When the moment finally came this week, Balal, who wore a black hood over his face, and the crowd that had gathered to watch waited for the drop. Hosseinzadeh’s mother approached the gallows.