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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 31 2010

The Hunger Strike of a Number of Iranian Asylum Seekers in Athens

Open letter to the Greek government One of Them Has Stitched His Lips Together A group of Iranian refugees have been on hunger strike since July 25 in front of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Athens after a meeting with the Greek Deputy Minister for the Interior. They were told …

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Jul 31 2010

Press coverage on Iran stoning case press conference

To see Mina Ahadi and Maryam Namazie’s interview in Persian with Voice of America on the 30 July press conference and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case, click here or see below: Some of the other press coverage of the press conference: Iranian with stoning sentence tormented, AP, 31 July 2010 Iranian woman facing stoning says ‘I’m …

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Jul 30 2010

Help me stay alive and hug my children

Report on press conference on Iran stoning case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani To see video footage of the press conference, click here. On Friday 30 July 2010, a press conference was held in London on the Iran stoning case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Mina Ahadi, Coordinator of the International Committee against Executions and International Committee …

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Jul 30 2010

Islamic regime of Iran news agency’s broadcast on 24 July protests

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s News agency criticised the 24 July International Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Day protests. You can see a clip of the report below. It doesn’t even mention Sakineh’s name other than to call her S.M. and blurs her photo. It also says she brutally killed her husband which is why they say …

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Jul 29 2010

Iran must end harassment of leading human rights lawyer on stoning case

We, the undersigned, are extremely concerned to learn that the whereabouts of leading human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei is unknown and that his wife, Fereshteh Halimi, and brother-in-law, Farhad Halimi, have been arrested on 24 July by the Iranian authorities. Mostafaei is the lawyer of Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani who has been sentenced to death by …

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Jul 27 2010

Choose between Sakine or the regime!

I received an email from Sophie in Canada about Bud who has been fiercely defending the Islamic regime of Iran on a forum. Bud writes: “We have this historical record of them removing stoning from their laws, years ago.” I wrote to Sophie: “Iran hasn’t scrapped it – there was a moratorium on stoning in …

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Jul 27 2010

30 July 2010 Press Conference and Emergency Meeting on Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Press Release For Immediate Distribution 27 July 2010 On Friday 30 July 2010, Mina Ahadi, Coordinator of the International Committee against Executions and International Committee against Stoning, is to provide new evidence and information on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case as well as other cases sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. Other speakers include writer …

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Jul 26 2010

No to stoning and execution

Jul 26 2010

Sakine’s lawyer’s family arrested; no news of his wherabouts

Press Release No. 26 July 25, 2010 The Wife and brother-in-law of Mohamad Mostafaei, Sakine’s lawyer, arrested No word about Mostafaei himself As we reported earlier, Mr. Mostafaei, Sakine’s lawyer, was summoned to the Mininstry of Intelligence at Evin Prison. He presented himself there yesterday. A post on his weblog later informed the public that …

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Jul 25 2010

Media Coverage of 24 July 2010 – World Citizens against Stoning

Worldwide protest against Iran Stoning, Euronews Protests held worldwide against stoning of Iranian woman, CNN Iran urged to free jailed woman, AlJazeera World rallies for Iranian woman sentenced to death, BBC News Ashtiani death sentence protestors hold London rally, BBC News Protestors rally for Iranian woman, CNN Video CBC Canada of demonstration in Toronto, Canada …

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Jul 24 2010

24 July a huge success

International Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Day: World Citizens against Stoning was a huge success. On the day, thousands of people took part in actions in over 30 cities worldwide, including in Australia, Brazil, North America, Europe, Georgia and the Phillipines. In Venice, Italy, see Mina Ahadi’s speech and photos of the action there. Here is footage …

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Jul 24 2010

Rallies and Events for 24 July 2010 – International Sakine Day

Below are rallies and events organised for International Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Day: World Citizens against Stoning. If you are organising something in your area, please email us at [email protected] Updated: 24 July Leaflet for distribution on 24 July 2010 Press release for distribution about 24 July 2010 Posters for distribution on 24 July 2010 AUSTRALIA …

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Jul 24 2010

Message of Gratitude from Mina Ahadi

To all those working to save the life of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiaani life worldwide: Not just Sakine but the whole humanity needs your endeavors! How magnificent it is to see hundreds of thousands of people across the world have their heart set on the fate of a woman languishing in a prison in Iran. How delightful …

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Jul 23 2010

Stop Stoning says Bethany

Jul 23 2010

Worldwide protest against woman’s death sentence by stoning

Laura Dixon Protesters will take to the streets of dozens of cities tomorrow calling for a woman sentenced to die by stoning in Iran to be saved. The International Committee against Stoning and Execution (ICAS) has designated tmorrow “International Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani Day”, and is planning worldwide protests against her sentence. Ms Ashtiani, a mother …

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Jul 23 2010

Press Release on 24 July 2010

Press Release For Immediate Distribution 22 July 2010 See Italian and French releases below. 24 July 2010 – International Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani Day 24 July 2010 is to be designated International Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani Day according to an open letter signed by Mina Ahadi, International Committee against Stoning and Execution (Germany), Pierre Cassen, Riposte Laïque …

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Jul 23 2010

Sakine’s children are still worried for their mother’s life

Press Release No 22 Sakine and her family await the ‘International Sakine Day’ tomorrow 24 July. They hope that protests will help to free Sakine. Her children, Sajad and Faride, are following the efforts of millions of people across the world in their defence and are anxiously awaiting their mother’s release. Sajad visited Sakine in …

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Jul 23 2010

We Condemn the Intimidation of Mohammad Mostafaei, Sakine’s lawyer

Press Release 20 At the same time that the international protests to free Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani are on the rise, Mohammad Mostafaei, the well-known lawyer in Tehran, has been summoned to the 2nd Branch of Shahid Moghaddas Court’s Interrogation Office in Evin Prison. Mostafaei has written in his personal website that he has been asked …

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Jul 23 2010

International Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani Day Posters

Jul 22 2010

Peter Tatchell to dedicate his honorary doctorate to Sakine and others.

Tomorrow, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Sussex University for 43 years of human rights activism. In his acceptance speech he will say: “I dedicate my acceptance of this honorary doctorate to the people of Iran who are struggling against clerical dictatorship, for democracy and freedom. “In particular, Mansour Osanloo, …

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