Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani still faces execution Global protests must continue

PR No. 86

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani still faces execution Global protests must continue
3 November 2010

According to reports received today, global protests have managed to prevent the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani as of now. However the threat of imminent execution remains.

A global public outcry immediately followed news of her impending execution on 3 November, which was reported on by all major media outlets. Tens of interviews took place with Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of the International Committees against Stoning and Execution, Iran Solidarity Spokesperson Maryam Namazie, and other campaigners. Millions took immediate action worldwide by sending letters of protest to the Islamic Republic of Iran and other governments calling for immediate action. A number of governments, including the French, Italian, Swedish, and US and the European Parliament and European Union responded at once and demanded that her execution be stopped. There were a number of demonstrations on 2 November, including in Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris, Rome and Washington, DC.

Once again, the Islamic Republic of Iran clearly saw the widespread global reaction to its decision to execute Ms Ashtiani and did not go ahead with her execution. Ms Ashtiani’s execution, however, is still imminent. This is clear from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s response to protesting governments. The Committees have received reports that the highest court has sent the order for her execution to Tabriz prison; she could therefore be executed at any time.

The International Committees against Stoning and Execution salute protesting people worldwide that called for an end to Ms Ashtiani’s execution. It is as a result of public outcry that Ms Ashtiani is still alive today. We ask that people continue their protests, exerting pressure on governments and the Islamic Republic of Iran and highlighting her situation until her execution is officially rescinded and she is released along with her son, Sajjad, her lawyer, Houtan Kian, and the two German journalists arrested on 10 October 2010.

International Committee against Execution
International Committee against Stoning
Email: Tel: 0049 (0) 1775692413


  1. With the world already closely looking at extremist Islams, this is the LAST thing that Iran needs right now. The barbaric form of punishment will likely make them the most despised country in the world. Iraq is only next door, where there continues to be an overwhelming military presence. Not a good idea to light matches and draw more attention to yourselves near towering infernos.
    May God hold Ms. Ashtiani's fate in his hands and bless her with the miracle of her captors conscience.


  3. chill out!

    God bless.

  4. I just can't believe that an Atheist is irritated to hear about talking God. Can't you not even keep your Atheism somewhere not here? We believe in God, and if an evil man's plan to kill an innocent, we can only ask God's blessings for her. Evil man has the power to do evil,God is in control if you are a believer, we can only pray to God to soften the hardened heart of the evil decision for her. May God will soften the heart of the evil decision maker of her demise.God Bless Sakineh.

  5. Evil lives in the hearts of people not God and by attacking someones fundimental right of freedom of religon and beliefs it creates an atmosphere of intolerance. We must all look to our own hearts and fight our own evils and I pray that God will soften all of our heart so we can become tolerant and respectful toward each other. I pray our voices are loud enough and that we care enough to touch the hearts of the decision makers. May God have mercy on Sakineh and all of us as we continue judging each other.