- 13 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
This post was modified from its original form on 02 Jul, 3:58
signed two days ago, thanks!
I posted it yesterday in AI group
Iran: Fears for two women facing execution for adultery and 'enmity against God'
Posted: 01 July 2010
Amnesty International has made a new call on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt all executions and commute all death sentences as concern grows about two women and other prisoners who may be at imminent risk of execution.
The organisation is also urging the authorities to review and repeal death penalty laws, to disclose full details of all death sentences and executions, and to join the growing international trend towards abolition.
Two women are feared to be at imminent risk of execution. Zeynab Jalalian, a political activist and member of the Kurdish minority, was sentenced to death in early 2009 after being convicted of “enmity against God”, while Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has two children, could be executed by stoning at any time for “adultery while being married".
Currently held in Evin Prison, Tehran, Zeynab Jalalian, an Iranian Kurd, was arrested in 2007. Unconfirmed reports are circulating widely that her execution may take place any day. She was convicted in or around January 2009 of “enmity against God” in connection with her alleged membership of a Kurdish armed opposition group. She has said she was tortured. She is reported to have been denied access to her lawyer during her trial, which reportedly lasted only a few minutes and during which no evidence was produced against her. Zeynab Jalalian’s death sentence was upheld on appeal and confirmed by Iran’s Supreme Court on 26 November 2009. Her family has received no news of her for a month and has been told by the authorities that her case file has been “lost”.
I tell you - I'm surprised with the ignorancy on Care2 - ok my friends are rather AR not human rights activists but Amnesty International group is almost dead, I was searching Care2 News for any story before the one posted by Cristina - I couldn't find anything!
I visited even (yeah odd - I hardly look at the page) causes; HR - nothing
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signed and shared yesterday, friends signed as well.
I just read it- horror:
Stoning according to Iran's constitution:
The penalty for adultery under Article 83 of the penal code, called the Law of Hodoud is flogging (100 lashes of the whip) for unmarried male and female offenders. Married offenders may be punished by stoning regardless of their gender, but the method laid down for a man involves his burial up to his waist, and for a woman up to her neck (article 102)
Article 104 of the Law of Hodoud provides that the stones should not be so large that a person dies after being hit with two of them, nor so small as to be defined as pebbles, but must cause severe injury. This makes it clear that the purpose of stoning is to inflict grievous pain on the victim, in a process leading to his or her slow death.
STONE Age mentality - sheer barbarity! To define the size of the stones with such precision is monstrously inhuman.
One of the worst things I ever saw (it was here on Care2, so I expect many of us here saw it) was the video of the killing of a very young girl with rocks, by so-called "men", who took great delight in humiliating her by pulling off her lower garments,before smashing her with huge rocks - they were like something not human, a pack of savages - it's truly horrifying to think that kind of behaviour can be sanctioned by any sort of law........
I saw it Pam...
How barbaric anad cruel can people be, it's beyond belief!!
Signed, shared and sent the emails yesterday.
signed the last one, thanks Pam!
13124. Elena Pintilie
So much cruelty!