#Iran_Ignite trends after woman ‘jumps to death to escape rape’
Farinaz Khosrawani was reported to have jumped from the fourth floor of the hotel building last week
Twitter users vented anger at Iranian authorities this week following news that a 25-year-old Kurdish woman had allegedly jumped to her death to escape a rape attempt by an Iranian intelligence official.
Using the #Iran_ignite hashtag, users condemned the death of Farinaz Khosrawani, who was reported to have jumped from the fourth floor of a hotel building last week.
Khosrawani was reportedly an employee of Tarai hotel in Mahabad, an ethnically Kurdish city of 280,000 in the north-west of Iran.
The hotel was later burned down by hundreds of Kurds during a protest against her death.
The protesters claimed local authorities failed to properly investigate Khosrawani’s death, alleging she died after the hotel’s guard attempted to rape her and she fled by trying to jump out of the building.
#Iran_ignite Dear Khomeini, What every woman needs in life is "safety" and "dignity", can your regime provide that? If not, then leave!— ♒ Sara Ameer ♒ (@EngSarAm) May 10, 2015
On Friday, local authorities announced that an individual has been detained over the death.
#Iran_ignite A woman was executed for defending herself against a rapist & a lady died escaping from a rapist. Human/Women Rights, HELLO!!!— ♒ Sara Ameer ♒ (@EngSarAm) May 10, 2015
“The people must wait until the investigation results are out to find out the reason behind Khosrawani's death,” Jaafar Katani, Muhabat mayor, told Iranian news site Rudaw.
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