Iranian woman to be stoned to death for adultery

Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, is waiting to die in Iran by a method of execution described by her lawyer as “barbaric” — stoning.

She will be buried up to her chest, deeper than a man would be, and the stones that will be hurled at her will be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill her immediately, according to an Amnesty International report that cited the Iranian penal code.

The 42-year-old woman from the northern city of Tabriz was convicted of adultery in 2006, and her execution is imminent, said prominent human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei.

Ashtiani was forced to confess after being subjected to 99 lashes, Mostafaei said Thursday in a telephone interview from Tehran.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/01/iran.stoning/index.html

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3 Responses

  1. I saw the report of this article today…it is hard for us in America to believe these things happen in other countries. I feel extremely sad for this human being who is being treated like her life is nothing…less than an animal. I wish there were something I could do…it is hard to except that there isn’t. I hope someone with connections can in some way help her. Please God be with her, what she must be going through is horrifying.

    • Indeed. And it is no coincidence that the same regime which sponsors terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and HAMAS, supports the Taliban and is working on nuclear weapons, has this barbaric policy.

    • Let me clarify this for mlyesf.Our leaders tell us that Israeli leaders hate us. Israeli leaders tell Israelis that Iranian leaders hate them even more. The leaders of Iran and Israel hate each other the best, or the worst actually. Iranian people and Israeli people, however, far from hating each other’s guts, love each other so much that they cannot resist exchanging messages conveying this deep and ancient love. To add some explosive fun to this cocktail of extreme hate and love, the leaders of Iran and Israel are expressing an urgent need to bomb the people of Israel and vaporize the people of Iran, reaspectively.Now, I am a very old man who has seen a lot from all corners of the world, but I must admit this is mindboggling situation is beyond my wildest dreams, or nightmares rather.

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