July 30, 2010
Please do so.
If you spoke out for Neda, please do the same for Sakineh – she is still alive.
43 y/o widowed mother of two, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, was wrongly convicted for the crime of adultery. There were no witnesses, no family honor, no evidence. The trial was held in Farsi – she speaks Turkish. Her initial sentence was 99 lashes followed by imprisonment. While in prison, they decided to try her for the murder of her husband. She was found not guilty but her sentence for adultery was changed to death by stoning. Meaning she was sentenced twice for a crime that never happened.
Ms Ashtiani’s son and daughter came forward to plead their mother’s case and with the help of various international organizations (listed below) were able to tell the world about their mother. Iran allegedly backed down, stating she would not be stoned, but there is no way to know.
The final ruling is due this week: reinstate death by stoning, death by other means (beheading, burying alive, hanging, etc) or reprieve.
Ms Ashtiani’s lawyer, Mohammed Mostafaei, (who was picked up after the elections as well) was interrogated, released and then told to surrender himself. When he did not, his his wife and brother-in-law were picked up and are presently being held hostage until he turns himself in.
DO NOT ALLOW THIS HAPPEN
If you are able, please do something. Anything.
Read the Resolutions of the Protest against Sakine Ashtiani’s Stoning Verdict.
Watch supporters throughout the world protest in her honor.
Watch Shohreh Aghdashloo (Stoning of Soroya M) comment.
Put pressure on Iran: http://tinyurl.com/SakinehEmailProtest
FACEBOOK AND OTHER LINKS FOLLOW
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Links from the International Committee Against Stoning (right sidebar)
Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Campaign
International Committee Against Executions
International Committee Against Stoning
Facebook: NO ALLA LAPIDAZIONE DI Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
Facebook: Save Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Campaign
Facebook: Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from being Stoned to Death in Iran
Facebook: Unite to save Sakineh M. Ashtiani from being stoned to death!!!
ICAE – International Committee Against Execution
Mission Free Iran
Petition: Free Sakine Ashtiani, No Stoning, No Execution, No more, Nowhere (by ICAS)
Petition: Help Sakine Mohammadi e Ashtiani Live!
Petition: HELP Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
Petition: Stop Stoning!
Petition: URGENT! Save Sakineh Mohammadi from being Stoned to Death in Iran
Protest Letter: Stop Stoning Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani (by ICAS)