Name transliterated: Mahin Qadiri; Mahin Ghadiri.
Mahin Qadiri has been called “Iran’s first female serial
killer.” Such a claim is not justified. It is only recently that law
enforcement records in the West, let alone the East, would reflect the category
“serial killer.” In the past – anywhere in the world – such cases would often
not be distinguished in conviction records since many serial killers are tried
for only one murder, usually the most recent one. In the East, old records and
newspapers that might mention cases that today we would classify as “serial
killers,” have most certainly not been sifted through in search of reports of
serial killers. The difficulty in locating such records of crimes (prosecuted
as well as non-prosecuted) is compounded in countries where isolated ethnic
groups in remote regions exist.
[By Robert St. Estephe, Sep. 22, 2011]
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