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Eight Women Sentenced to Death by Stoning in Iran

Eight Women Sentenced to Death by Stoning in Iran

Amnesty International, which has been fighting to end death by stoning in Iran, reports that 8 Iranian women have been sentenced to be stoned to death after being convicted of adultery and are in imminent danger of death.  This is particularly reprehensible considering Sunday was International Women’s Day.

The majority of those sentenced to death by stoning in Iran are women because they are not treated equally under the law in their country. The age of legal responsibility for women is lower than that of men and a woman’s testimony is only worth half as much as man’s. According to Amnesty International, women are also more likely to sign confessions for crimes they did not commit because the illiteracy rate for women is higher. Women are also more vulnerable to unfair arrests, trials, and convictions.

According to Amnesty International:

“Iran’s Penal Code prescribes execution by stoning. It even dictates that the stones are large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately. Article 102 of the Penal Code states that men should be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts for the purpose of execution by stoning. Article 104 states, with reference to the penalty for adultery, that the stones used should “not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes; nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones”.

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8:33PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Sad, sick, barbaric!

8:33PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Sad, sick, barbaric!

9:57AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

Horrible!

6:11AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

This is reason enough to nuke Iran.

4:19AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

MEN. I had a theory on the acts of men, the man made religious concept, etc and sent it to care2, thinking that maybe they would find some way of supporting me in creating some sort of awareness or use it to find some support in the war against women or something. Not a single word from this hypocritical establishment. They act like they 'care' but so far nothing. They just jump on the bandwagon, very few issues ever get solved by these people or through their involvement. I appreciate that they do keep people informed, but that is it.

4:19AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

MEN. I had a theory on the acts of men, the man made religious concept, etc and sent it to care2, thinking that maybe they would find some way of supporting me in creating some sort of awareness or use it to find some support in the war against women or something. Not a single word from this hypocritical establishment. They act like they 'care' but so far nothing. They just jump on the bandwagon, very few issues ever get solved by these people or through their involvement. I appreciate that they do keep people informed, but that is it.

7:43AM PDT on Aug 7, 2010

And how many of your men commit adultery over there??? Do they get stoned????? Yes they do! You don't stone them??? So your punishments should be equal! Women are a very valuable part of the economy. You should find other ways to deal with this.

6:06PM PDT on Jul 6, 2010

i can't imagine the torture that men reflect on man kind. i believe men are the worst animals alive,the lord said in the new testament he was sad that he have made man, that they had become so wicked,where are we today?

8:19AM PDT on Jul 6, 2010

Sorry jennifer; there is no Salvation in Islam;
No Lamb of God , No Blood, no Son of God.
These are not minor differences.It cannot be overlooked.
Don't look at me . Look at Him; on that cross for you.
They are NOT mutually inclusive.
Thank you Jesus.
There is therefore NOW; no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans; ch. 8

5:40AM PST on Mar 5, 2010

Why are the women only being punished ?it doesn't make sence,women who live under Muslim and Sharia law have no rights,it is a male dominated culture,they say Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance,the Koran ,which they live by regards anyone who is not Muslim as Infidels and they say in this wonderful book of peace,do not make friends of infidels,kill infidels ,their woman are confined to a nonenity,only being allowed out in the street with a relative,and then only if they are confined in the black bag that they are forced to wear,then of course there are the honour killings,because the daughter has been raped she has brought dishonour to the family so she has to die ,one case I read about the father and brother ran her over by car in the street,so what chance have these poor women got,my heart bleeds for them ,and Allah won't help them.

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