12 February 2008

Take Action To Stop Two Sisters Being Stoned To Death In Iran For Adultery!

You may have noticed I have an amnesty international badge in my sidebar, I am a member of the charity and regularly take action by sending emails or letters when I'm notified by the charity. Today I found a particularly disturbing one, two sisters are going to stoned to death for adultery in Iran:

"Zohreh Kabiri-niat and her sister Azar, are facing execution by stoning, for "adultery", a charge which they deny. They were arrested on 4 February 2007 after claims that they had had "illicit relations". They were initially sentenced, along with a third sister, to flogging, with this sentence reportedly being carried out.
However, a fresh charge of "committing adultery while being married" was then brought against Zohreh and Azar, where they were both found guilty and their sentence of death by stoning was then approved by the Supreme Court."

We all know adultery is wrong but I'm sure there's no one reading this who agrees these women deserve to die for it, especially not in this horrific manner:

"Iran's Penal Code prescribes execution by stoning. It even dictates that the stones are large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately. Article 102 of the Penal Code states that men should be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts for the purpose of execution by stoning. Article 104 states, with reference to the penalty for adultery, that the stones used should "not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes; nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones".

And also bear in mind the women deny it too, so they probably are innocent, and even if they are guilty it is barbaric to kill them or even flog them in my opinion.

To take action against this and send an email to the relevant people please copy and paste this link.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=406

1 comment:

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for posting this. Sure is horrible.