Monday 26 December 2011

Stand up to help save Sakineh’s life

International Committee against Stoning
Press Release 26 December 2011

The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s execution
This is an attempt to gauge the international response

Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of East Azerbaijan province’s justice department, has announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran is considering changing Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s stoning sentence to execution by hanging and said that they are waiting for the go-ahead from the Ministry of Justice to execute Sakineh.

Clearly, the regime has been unable to stone Sakineh to death because of the global outrage. The regime arrested her lawyer and son and forced her and her son to ‘confess’ on Press TV and incriminate themselves. They have been barred from contacting international institutions.

By planning to execute Sakineh, the Islamic regime is trying to show the world that despite public outrage, it will continue its execution machinery in order to ensure its survival.

The International Committee against Stoning declares:

This is a shameless attempt by the regime and its criminal judicial system to test the reaction of world public opinion in order to create the groundwork for Sakineh’s murder.

Sakineh’s image has become a global symbol against stoning and Sharia laws. The world has risen up in defence of Sakineh and declared it would not ever allow sadists and murderers to stone women and men to death again. By executing Sakineh, the Islamic regime wants to destroy all efforts in her support.

Every year during the New Year period the Islamic regime tries to kill-off well-known cases. Last year it executed Shahla Jahed and this year they are trying to murder Sakineh.

The International Committee against Stoning will not allow Sakineh to be executed. All people and organisations that have stood up before to save Sakineh from death by stoning must once again stand up to help save Sakineh’s life.

International Committee against Stoning
International Committee against Execution

For more information, contact:
Mina Ahadi
International Committee against Execution
International Committee against Stoning
Tel: 0049 (0) 1775692413

1 comment:

  1. Why haven't our country, the USA, and others of our allies gone into Iran and brought Ahmedinejad and the Clerics to justice? These are snarling, Mad Dogs who do not care about the sanctity of human life just as Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and Moammar Ghadaffi did not care about the lives of other people. They torture people and have nothing but hatred and deception in their decaying, putrid hearts. As a U.S. citizen, I call on our government and other world governments to put a stop to the madness within the Iranian leadership and put a stop to the individuals -- Ahmedinejad and the Clerics -- each and every one of them who perpetrate these crimes against humanity. They taunt our people and our country, the USA, like Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and Ghadaffi did. Ahmedinejad and the Clerics in Iran deserve to have the games they play with the lives of other human beings stopped -- no matter how it has to be done. This poor woman, Ms. Ashtiani, and her family have suffered endlessly and for no good reason. Everyone in the entire world knows that Ahmedinejad and the Clerics are liars and that their minds are sick. They continue to demonstrate their complete lack of humanity.