Friday, 27 August 2010

Mina Ahadi's Open Letter to Bernard Kouchner, the French Foreign Minister

Dear Mr. Kouchner,

Sending a letter by the EU members to the Islamic Republic, warning it against killing Sakineh Mahammadi Ashtiani by stoning or by other means, will be an effective measure in saving her life. I hope other EU countries will accept your proposal and act upon it without delay.

Further, as the spokesperson for the International Committee Against Stoning, the International Committee Against Execution and on behalf of the people of Iran, I would like to seize the opportunity to call on your country as well as other EU member countries to condemn the regime of Islamic Republic for all its crimes against humanity. The best support for Sakineh, for all others Sakineh in similar predicaments, and for all the people in Iran is to not recognize this regime as their representative. The best support for them is to break all your diplomatic relations with this regime of stoning and execution. President Sarkozy has recently spoken of exerting more pressure and imposing tougher sanctions on the Iranian regime. As a matter of fact, the way to exert more pressure on it is by no means increased military threats or further economic sanctions but simply isolating it politically.

I hope your government and all other EU countries put the condemnation of the Islamic Republic for its crimes against humanity, as well as its political boycott, high on their agendas as soon as possible.


Mina Ahadi
International Committee Against Stoning
International Committee Against Execution

August 27, 2010

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