A young communist, Khosro hides this woman until she is caught and executed. Marjane’s parents use her as an example to explain to Marjane of the dangers that young women face when arrested. Niloufar was forcibly married off to a prison guard and raped before execution because it is illegal to kill a virgin woman by the strict religious guidelines of Iranian law. To add brutal insult to terrible injury, Niloufar’s family was then sent a dowry for the wedding after the execution.
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...making sure the girl is no longer a virgin. This horrifying situation is exactly what Niloufar underwent before her execution. After she was executed, her family received a measly dowry from... (full context)