Two Twitter accounts broke the news to the world some five hours before these initial media reports confirmed it. Shortly after the tweets, a Farsi-language community Web site also reported that Darabi had been executed.
The first Twitter account to report the news was @DelaraDarabi, the official Twitter of the "international Save Delara!™ campaign" (http://www.savedelara.com/). The other account is attributed to Iranian-American human rights attorney Lily Mazahery (@LilyMazahery), who has long spoken out about the Darabi case.
The @DelaraDarabi account delivered the news with a single tweet:
It then began retweeting reaction from both Mazahery as well as other Twitterers, specifically addressing one tweet:
Mazahery's tweets started with the news and became more animated over time.
Darabi has long denied being guilty in this case, causing a surge in her support around the world. Amnesty International reported that her death was "imminent," on April 19, before an agreement appeared to give her a two-month stay. Jerusalem Post reports today that Amnesty International is "outraged" by the execution.