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
17-Year Old Girl Stoned To Death
A 17-year-old girl has been stoned to death in Iraq because she loved a teenage boy of the wrong religion.
As a horrifying video of the stoning went out on the Internet, the British arm of Amnesty International condemned the death of Du?a Khalil Aswad as "an abhorrent murder" and demanded that her killers be brought to justice. READ MORE
Tehran Court rules 25-year-old woman convicted of adultery must be executed despite pregnancy. Her lawyer hopes to have sentence 'commuted' to lashing ...
An Iranian court has sentenced two more women to death by stoning, a human rights group reported Thursday, adding the horrific sentence was made worse by the fact that one of the women was pregnant.
Maryam Ghorbanzadeh was recently convicted of adultery and although she is pregnant, was sentenced by an Islamic court to death by stoning.
Controversy Iran appears to back down on woman's stoning / AFP Islamic Republic's embassy in London says Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani will not be stoned to death. Lawyer: She could still be executed by other means Full story However, given her condition, there is a chance the sentence would be changed into death by hanging, which is the customary method of execution in Iran. READ
NO FINAL WORD ON KILLING SAKINEH
A member of the International Committee Against Stoning holds a placard showing the face of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani during a protest in London earlier in August. Iran said that it has yet to take a final decision on the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery and complicity in her husband's murder, adding that execution of the sentence has been stayed pending a review by the judiciary. READ MORE
16 August 2010 - Straight from Amnesty International:
Amnesty International has condemned the first Taleban executions by stoning carried out in Afghanistan since 2001.
A couple were stoned to death on Sunday for "eloping", in a Taleban-controlled village in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, Amnesty International confirmed on Monday. READ FULL ARTICLE
STONED TO DEATH
HELP THIS WOMAN FROM BEING STONED TO DEATH IN IRAN!
Iranian Woman Faces Stoning for Adultery
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two,
convicted of adultery in Iran, may be stoned to death
unless a last-minute campaign saves her.
FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON THE CASE CLICK HERE
Posted July 7, 2010
by Ravi Somaiya
According to Amnesty International, the Iranian penal code specifies that "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." Iran executed 388 people last year, mostly by hanging, leaving it second only to China in the number of people put to death, according to Amnesty International. READ IN FULL
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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.