http://www.nbcnews.com/news/photo/slain-teens-parents-pick-redemption-not-revenge-iran-n83236The mother of Balal, a convicted killer awaiting execution in the northern Iranian city of Nowshahr, pleads for forgiveness from the victim's family on Tuesday. NBC News was unable to verify details of the incident reported by British newspaper The Guardian and Iran's semi-official news service Isna.
Balal, who reportedly stabbed-to-death 18-year-old Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight in 2007, is led to the gallows to be executed on Tuesday
Abdolah Hosseinzadehs mothers slaps Balal, who was convicted of her son's murder in the northern city of Nowshahr on Tuesday. In Iran, a victim's family is able to participate in hangings by pushing aside the chair the convicted stands on. In this case, Hosseinzadeh's parents removed the noose from Balal's neck and spared his life, The Guardian reported.
doubt I would be able to do the same.