Monday, 12 July 2010

Mohammadi Ashtiani - Update and New Appeal for Support

Last Thursday I blogged about Sakine Mohammadi e Ashtiani's impending stoning in Iran.  Since then the Iranian Government have indicated that they no longer intend to stone her.  However they are still planning to kill her by hanging.  I have recieved this appeal from Amnesty International USA for signatories for another appeal to the Iranian authorities.  Please support it.
Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian mother of two, could be executed at any moment.

The Iranian government was until recently set to carry out the barbaric use of stoning against Mohammadi Ashtiani for allegedly conducting an "illicit relationship outside marriage," despite the lack of any corroborating evidence against her.

Iranian officials were prepared to bury Mohammadi Ashtiani up to her chest and then throw stones at her head until she died. But after a major international uproar, Iranian officials changed their minds.

Mohammadi Ashtiani is now in danger of being executed by other means.

Iran's government just doesn't get it - execution is wrong no matter which means are used.

What's worse - Mohammadi Ashtiani has already been punished for her alleged crime. In May 2006, she received 99 lashes as her sentence and has been imprisoned ever since.

But the fact that Iranian officials have already changed their minds once about Mohammadi Ashtiani's fate proves that they are listening. Iran's draconian policies are not immune to international pressure.

Let them hear how outraged you are. Tell Iran to stop the executions by signing the petition here.

No comments:

Post a Comment