Sept 2, 2010
The Islamic Republic of Iran is digging their own grave. If they go ahead and murder Ms Ashtiani, the world is going to be more outraged than when Neda was murdered while standing peaceably in the street. A murder that Iran has not even pretended to investigate. But they clearly don’t get it because now they are refusing to let Ms Ashtiani see her lawyer or her children. Children who were disowned by “their family” after Ms Ashtiani was forced to appear on TV — which is odd since Sajjad pardoned the man convicted of the murder of his father, Sakineh’s once husband.
The only bright spot – Ms Ashtiani knows it’s the prison refusing her visitation – not her children or lawyer because it happened last week as well. As did the ever sadistic “mock execution” they put Ms Ashtiani through the morning after the 100 Cities Against Stoning protests.
1-Is there a way to get the Red Crescent or Amnesty International in there and/or a way to leverage Iran’s position on the UN Commission on the Status of Women?
2-And why not designate a certain time of day for folks to rally around Ms Ashtiani? It would draw folks to message boards, increase internet traffic (and hopefully MSM coverage) and Iran would then have to contend with daily Sakineh protests around the world.
PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS
Save Sakineh press release translated by MFI
September 2, 2010
According to news sent to the International Committees against Execution and Stoning, responsible parties within Tabriz prison have told Mrs. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani that she is not allowed visits with her children or her lawyer.
Today, as last week, Sakineh’s children have not been allowed to visit their mother. Prison authorities have informed them that their mother is no longer allowed to have contact with the outside world.
According to other received news, Mr. Houtan Kian, Mrs. Ashtiani’s lawyer, is also under increasingly intense pressure.
The International Committees against Execution and Stoning condemn this attitude of the Islamic Republic and call upon the people of the world to increase their efforts to free Sakineh. Every reaction by the Islamic Republic bears a sign of the savagery of this regime, indicates the inhuman judiciary system, indicates that people of Iran are utterly bereft of their rights, and at the same time indicates the weakness and desperation of this regime in the face of increasing international pressure.
True. It possessed them to call the First Lady of France Carla Bruni a “prostitute” who also “deserves death”.
But hey dontcha know that Islam is just like every other religion?