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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 08 2010

Letter to Mina Ahadi and all those campaigning for Sakine from her son

To Mrs. Ahadi, her colleagues, and all of those who in the USA, Germany and other countries who have endeavored to help those convicted on political grounds: Accept my greetings and gratitude. I who write this letter, Sajjad Ghader-zade, 22 years old, want to first of all tell you about my mother and the way …

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Jul 08 2010

In defence of Taslima Nasrin

Here is a letter we sent to an Indian newspaper calling on the Indian government to let the wonderful writer and rights activist Taslima Nasrin stay in India.

Jul 08 2010

CNN coverage on Sakine’s case

A report on Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s stoning sentence and interview with Mina Ahadi from the International Committee against Stoning CNN report and interview with Sakine’s son Sajjad who campaigns for his mother’s release

Jul 07 2010

Iranian family works to save mother’s life

See an article here on Sakine’s stoning.

Jul 06 2010

We must not let them stone her!

The Islamic regime of Iran will decide on Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani’s stoning case on Saturday 10 July. Even though the sentence was final and her stoning imminent, they will be meeting to discuss it given the public outrage and condemnation. You can help by keeping the pressure on. Here are a few things you can …

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Jul 05 2010

What isn’t wrong with Sharia law?

To read my piece published today in the Guardian’s legal website called: What isn’t wrong with Sharia law? click here.

Jul 05 2010

On 11 July place stones in public places with messages against stoning

11 July is the International Day against Stoning – a day we would do well to mark especially given that Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani faces imminent death by stoning for adultery. During the week of 5-11 July, take stones to your city centres, universities, workplaces, and put them in a public place, with a message in …

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Jul 05 2010

Juvenile offender faces execution in Iran on 6 July

PLEASE READ AND HELP: See the latest video of Mohammadreza’s father explaining that he has been given notice to visit his son for the last time as he is to be executed in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz this Tuesday July 6th 2010 (Tehran time). Normally executions are carried out early in the morning which …

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Jul 02 2010

Join global day of action against Sakine’s stoning today

On 2 July come out wherever you are against stoning and the death penalty and demand Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s release. See the below CNN report on her imminent stoning, which quotes Mina Ahadi. As an aside, in the below reportm the US State Department says that the punishment does not fit the crime! As if …

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Jul 01 2010

On the distinction between Islam and Islamism

On the One Law for All website’s comments section, Kinana writes in response to another: Thanks for your reply and general agreement (first sentence). As to your next sentence I also agree that Muslims ‘should’ remove the bits of their religion which offend or are not compatible with the ‘modern context.’ This seems to bring …

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