Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Young Man to be Executed for a Crime Committed as a Juvenile


Seriously Islamic Republic of Iran? You want to stone a woman for adultery even though no one accused her of it besides some deranged judges? And execute a young man whose co-defendants exonerated him of a murder that was committed when he was 15? Seriously?

Some countries just can't catch a break...

Please protest both the planned stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and the execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi

Here is what the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says about the case of Ashtiani:

The terms of the sentence under Iranian law call for Ashtiani to be killed with medium –sized stones, so she will die slowly, in great pain.  She has already been punished with 99 lashes for having an “illicit relationship,” and later again charged, for the same crime, with adultery, which carries the death penalty in Iran.  According to her lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaie, no evidence exists in her file to justify an adultery conviction, and as a member of the Azerbaijani minority, her inability to understand the language of the court prevented a fair trial.

United4Iran has a letter that you can send to halt the imminent execution of Haddadi.

There is a petition to end stoning at Amnesty International and another petition to stop the execution by stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani at Go Petition. Please do what you can.

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Naj said...

Tori;

When IRI does such things, it is a clear indication that they are trying to steal attention from something bigger.

I don't mean the value of people's lives are smaller than dealings of the IRI with its so-called enemies; I don't mean that the SAIPA transaction and the pipeline bust are more immportant than the lives of innocent (or even 'guilty') people on death row.

But, these human right violations are done to distract our attentions, internally and externally. Ironically, the campaign of "save Sakineh" gets more attention than 30% of the Republicans putting forth a motion to let Israel bomb Iran ...

Seriously human right defenders, play a little chess every now and again!

Naj said...

Tori;

When IRI does such things, it is a clear indication that they are trying to steal attention from something bigger.

I don't mean the value of people's lives are smaller than dealings of the IRI with its so-called enemies; I don't mean that the SAIPA transaction and the pipeline bust are more immportant than the lives of innocent (or even 'guilty') people on death row.

But, these human right violations are done to distract our attentions, internally and externally. Ironically, the campaign of "save Sakineh" gets more attention than 30% of the Republicans putting forth a motion to let Israel bomb Iran ...

Seriously human right defenders, play a little chess every now and again!

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