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Shocking Moment a Victim’s Mother Forgave the Killer and Stopped His Execution…While His Head Was in the Noose


“Courageous, honorable and moving.”

A rare last-minute pardon for a convicted killer who was already standing on a chair with a noose around his neck is being discussed passionately among Iranians, particularly because an Iranian news agency captured photos as the dramatic event unfolded.

The man in the noose was identified by British media as Balal who is now in his 20s. Seven years ago, he stabbed 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh with a kitchen knife, killing him after they got into a fight.

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