Just imagine the horrible situation that Sakineh, this poor and unfortunate Iranian woman, finds herself in at the hands of the Iranian fascist antisemites
The Fascist Muslim Brotherhood and their Sharia Law are playing with this poor woman. What agony!
The following report is from Stop the Stoning Committee:
Press Release number 85
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani still faces execution
Global protests must continue
3 November 2010
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on governments and the Islamic Republic of Iran and highlighting her situation until her execution is officially rescinded and she is released along with her son, Sajjad, her lawyer, Houtan Kian, and the two German journalists arrested on 10 October 2010.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 http://notonemoreexecution.org
International Committee against Stoning http://stopstonningnow.com
This report from Sky News
Graham Fitzgerald, Sky News Online
An Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is to be hanged for murder instead, according to a human rights group.
Ms Ashtiani’s case has put a further strain on relations between Iran and the West
The German-based International Committee Against Stoning said Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is to be executed today.
“The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case,” the group says on its website.
“It has been reported that she is to be executed this Wednesday, November 3.”
Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt called Iran’s charge d’affaires in London to ask if the report was accurate.
But the Tehran diplomat was unable to confirm or deny the claim, the Foreign Office said.
Mr Burt said in a statement: “I took the opportunity to remind him the UK Government would regard the execution of Ms Ashtiani as utterly unacceptable.”
One of the many protests worldwide against Ms Ashtiani’s case
Ms Ashtiani’s case has provoked a worldwide outcry with leading political and religious figures condemning her original sentence as medieval and barbaric.
Brazil, a close ally of Iran, has offered to give the 43-year-old mother of two asylum.
In September, officials said Ms Ashtiani’s adultery conviction was under review, but she still faced a charge of being complicit in her husband’s murder.
Iranian television had previously aired an interview with a woman it said was Ms Ashtiani admitting to a relationship with a man who then killed her husband.
The International Committee Against Stoning called the TV show “toxic propaganda”.
The BBC news this morning
Concerns are growing over the fate of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning after a rights group said she could soon face the death penalty.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was “deeply troubled” by the reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani would be executed.
Iran suspended her stoning sentence for adultery but has said she could still be hanged for her husband’s murder.
An anti-stoning rights group said Ms Ashtiani could be executed this week.
“The authorities in Tehran have given the go ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,” said the German-based International Committee Against Stoning.
The group said it had information she would be executed on Wednesday.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, condenada por adulterio y asesinato, sigue viva y, según lo informado por el Comité Internacional contra la Lapidación, no será ejecutada hoy como estaba previsto. La iraní continúa en la prisión de Tabriz, pero la ONG alerta que el peligro sigue vigente, y en cualquier momento el Estado aún podría concretar su ejecución.
La ONG situada en Alemania continúa luchando por la vida de Ashtiani, en el marco de un constante trabajo para erradicar este tipo de ejecuciones en el mundo. La iraní es madre dos hijos y fue condenada por adulterio y el asesinato de su esposo, bajo circunstancias poco claras.
France Presse Mina Ahadi, portavoz del Comité, indicó que Ashtiani “no ha sido ejecutada hoy. El horario de la ejecución, prevista para las 4:53 ya ha pasado, por lo tanto no va a ser hoy. Pero el peligro se mantiene y puede llegar en cualquier momento”.
Las voces a favor de la vida de Ashtiani se hicieron oír en todo el mundo. El Ministro de Exteriores británico, Alistair Burt, se comunicó con el representante iraní en Londres Safar Ali Eslamian Koupaei y manifestó que la ejecución era “inaceptable”.