• According to Iran's penal code, a father is exempt from severe criminal prosecution for killing his child; a woman "will be sentenced to be hanged."

According to reports from Khuzestan region of Iran, a 30-year-old man married to a 20-year-old woman buried his one-year-old twins alive due to a "family conflict."

According to Article 220 of the penal code of Islamic Republic of Iran, a child's father and his father are exempt from criminal prosecution and ghesas ["eye for an eye" punishment] if they kill their children, and they are only liable for the payment of blood money (diyeh) and flogging. But in contrast, if a woman kills her children, she is subject to criminal prosecution and ghesas, in which she will be sentenced be hanged.

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