"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." ~ Thomas Mann
The headline reads: HOMOSEXUAL STONED TO DEATH IN STREETS OF CAMEROON
There are too many topics on my website to be covered by one person and I don't have anyone assisting me. I started this particular blog to shine a light on death by stoning and other atrocities and I don't want to end it simply because of time constraints. If you stumbled across this, and it awakens you on some level, that's good. I don't have time to pen my own article, so please click below to read the story posted on The Jawa Report.
LATEST UPDATE ON SAKINEH
STRAIGHT FROM: http://missionfreeiran.org/
A full English translation of the International Committee against Stoning’s press release (Farsi below) on Sakineh’s suicide attempt will be out shortly. In summary, Sakineh Ashtiani has attempted suicide using a piece of broken glass. She was rushed to hospital and is still alive, but her psychological state is very bad, and she remains at high risk for another attempt. This is just another way in which the Islamic Republic is killing people in Iran. It should also be kept in mind that Sakineh Ashtiani’s lawyer, Houtan Kian, remains imprisoned, and his medications for his diabetes are still being withheld – a common form of torture and slow execution used by the Islamic Republic. Read more about Sakineh's suicide attempt ....
Free Sakine Ashtiani, No Stoning, No Execution, No more, Nowhere
Click below to read an article from the Guardian.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani with her son Sajjad, who was also detained. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP
THE LATEST NEWS FROM Avaaz.org
Our global outcry worked andSakineh is still alive! The next step is to fund international experts to strengthen Sakineh's legal defense and work with officials in Iran to resolve this shameful situation. Let's build on our 900,000-strong outcry andfund the next steps to win her freedom once and for all. Click below to help:
Sakineh is still alive! We stopped her stoning sentence, postponed an attempt to hang her quietly and let the Iranian government know that the world is watching and outraged. Now is the time to save Sakineh for good.
Last week over 900,000 of us sent messages and made calls to key government officials. But now we're at an impasse and have to give Iran a way out of this dilemma. The next step towards freeing Sakineh is to fund international experts to strengthen her legal defense and work with officials in Iran to resolve this shameful situation. If thousands of us donate in the next three days we can hire an elite team of advocates, keep campaigning to free Sakineh and work on behalf of others facing brutal injustice. Click on the link below to support Sakineh:
Iran has tried everything to keep Sakineh in jail. They accused her of adultery and sentenced her to stoning despite the fact that the alleged adultery took place after her husband’s death. They sentenced her to death for the murder of her husband even though she had already been acquitted, and another man convicted and sentenced for the murder. They even arrested her son and lawyer and forced the rest of the legal team into exile.After massive international pressure, Iranian officials must be desperate for a face-saving way out of this mess..
And now, for the first time, there is dissent within Iran from Conservative forces about the treatment of Sakineh and the way her case has been handled by the Iranian government. Some are calling for her acquittal of all charges.
A team of diplomatic and legal experts could build on this dissent and work within Iran to secure Sakineh's release. Our call, 900,000 voices strong, in combination with pressure from inside Iran for Sakineh's release is the best chance we have to save Sakineh. Now is the moment to give whatever we can to end her brutal persecution:
In the campaign against the death penalty worldwide, Sakineh's survival is an important beacon of hope. We have shown unprecedented support for her through an explosive petition, strategic ads in Iranian-allied countries and a flood of messages to world leaders generating an international outcry. Join us in this next step towards freeing Sakineh, ending stoning, and eliminating the death penalty across the globe.
With hope and determination,
Emma, Alice, Stephanie, Ricken, David, Graziela, Iain and the rest of the Avaaz team.
Tehran regime starts to split over Ashtiani death by stoning verdict
Brazil President Elect speaks against Iran stoning
Sarkozy threatens to suspend dialogue if Sakineh was executed.
Canada condemns possible execution:
UK calls for halt of execution
US demands no execution:
Letter of thanks: Stop Stoning International
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani: A life in the Balance (Amnesty International)
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The Associated Press
Wednesday, November 3, 2010; 3:12 PM
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's president-elect says it would be "barbaric" if a woman in Iran were executed for adultery.
Dilma Rousseff did not say what she would do about the planned stoning after she takes office on Jan. 1, but Brazilian officials have tried to use their friendly ties with Iran to influence the case. READ MORE
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's Son & Lawyer Were Arrested Along With Two Journalists
Please, I urge my readers to do what you can. This email was sent to me and I pass along to you
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED NOW
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son and lawyer have been arrested along with two journalists
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, and lawyer, Houtan Kian, were arrested along with a German journalist and photographer in Tabriz on 10 October 2010 at 1900 hours local time. The security forces raided the lawyer’s office where an interview was taking place and arrested all four.
Their whereabouts are currently unknown and no news has been received of their situation since the arrests. It is known they were arrested given that at the time of the raid, one of the journalists was on the phone speaking with Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of the International Committee against Stoning and International Committee against Execution. The four have not returned home or to their hotels since; the Islamic regime has confirmed the arrest of the two journalists.
We, the undersigned, unequivocally condemn the Islamic Republic of Iran for the arrests and call for the immediate release of the four. We also demand the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and an end to stoning and execution.
To see a list of the 80 signatories to the letter, click here: http://stopstonningnow.com/wpress/4155
PLEASE ACT NOW!
1. Sign on to the above letter by adding your name, profession, organisation if any and country to the comments section here:http://stopstonningnow.com/wpress/4155.
2. Organise rallies or actions preferably on Saturday 16 October 2010. Demand the release of all four as well as Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and call for an end to execution and stoning. Send your events to firstname.lastname@example.org to be listed here: http://stopstonningnow.com/wpress/4158. You can also do an act of solidarity wherever you are – organise a flash mob with your friends, hold a placard in your neighbourhood, sing a song, or stand in silence next to a pile of stones on the day. Send in written or video messages for our site as well as videos and photos of your acts or events to email@example.com.
3. Send letters of protest to the Islamic regime of Iran using the above open letter as a sample. Protest letters can be addressed to the below:
Head of the Judiciary
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran 1316814737, Iran
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via website: http://www.dadiran.ir/tabid/75/Default.aspx
First starred box: your given name; second starred box: your family name; third: your email address
Head of the Judiciary in East Azerbaijan Province
Office of the Head of the Judiciary in Tabriz
East Azerbaijan, Iran
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street - Shahid Keshvar Doust Street
Email: via website: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter (English)
Secretary General, High Council for Human Rights
Mohammad Javad Larijani
Howzeh Riassat-e Ghoveh Ghazaiyeh
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhuri
Tehran 1316814737, Iran
Fax: +98 21 3390 4986
4- Write to government officials, heads of state, MEPs and MPs in your country of residence and the UN calling on them to intervene to demand their release and to cease recognition of a regime that stones people to death in the 21st century.
5- Donate to the Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani campaign by making your cheque payable to ‘Count Me In – Iran’ and sending it to BM Box 6754, London WC1N 3XX, UK. You can also pay via Paypal (http://countmein-iran.com/donate.html). We also are looking for volunteers to help with design, graphics, fundraising, and outreach so please contact us if you can help at email@example.com.
6- For more information, contact:
Mina Ahadi, International Committee Against Stoning and International Committee Against Executions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0049 1775692413;http://notonemoreexecution.org/; http://stopstonningnow.com.
Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity, email@example.com, 0044 7719166731, Iran Solidarity: www.iransolidarity.org.uk;http://iransolidarity.blogspot.com/.
Maria Rohaly, Mission Free Iran, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.missionfreeiran.com.
Iranian Newspaper, Lashing Out at Critics of Stoning Sentence, Calls France’s First Lady A Prostitute
Monday, August 30, 2010
By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor READ ARTICLE
By ROD NORDLAND Published: August 16, 2010
DEATH BLOG shines a light on the dark issue of people being stoned to death. Learn about this crime against humanity and be part of the solution to bring it to an end.
by Betsy Seeton
I first became aware that people are still being stoned to death in current times when the story about Sakineh made world headlines. She is still fighting for her life. I dedicate this blog to her and the many people around the world facing death by stoning, and to those who have already died by this barbaric method.