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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 30 2010

The latest letter of Sajjad, son of Sakineh Ashtiani

PR No. 58 August 30, 2010 The letter by Sajjad, Sakineh Ashtiani’s son, below has been received by the International Committee Against Stoning on August 30, 2010. In this letter Sajjad reports on his mother’s dangerous situation, his father’s murder file having gone missing, as well as on the raid on the house of Hootan …

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Aug 29 2010

The Islamic Republic Threatened that Sakineh Would be Executed on the 29th of August

PR No.56 August 29, 2010 On the 28th of August, in connection with the global protests against stoning and the death penalty that took place in at least 111 cities around the world, the authorities of Tabriz prison informed Sakineh that she would be executed on the 29th of August at dawn. She was told …

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Aug 29 2010

Sakineh Ashtiani’s son, Sajjad, calls Washington DC protest direct from Iran

PR No. 57 August 29, 2010 On the occasion of the 100 Cities Around the World Against Stoning protests, 22-year old Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Sakineh Ashtiani’s son, made a direct call to Mina Ahadi, the spokesperson for the International Committee Against Stoning (ICAS) and the International Committee Against Execution (ICAE). In his call, Sajjad addressed the …

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Aug 28 2010

Thousands came out in over 100 cities

PR No. 55 August 28, 2010 August 28, 2010, registered as a historic day in the struggle against the barbarism of the Islamic Republic of Iran Today, August 28, thousands of citizens in 32 countries came out in response to the call by the International Committee Against Stoning, the International Committee Against Execution, Mission Free …

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Aug 28 2010

The Statement of the protest action of August 28, 2010 – 100 Cities Around the World Against Stoning

On August 28, 2010 one hundred cities around the world are rising up to protest the barbaric practice of stoning, as well as to save the life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in Iran. This day will be recorded in the annals of humanity as a manifestation of the protest, during the prior weeks, by millions …

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Aug 26 2010

List of 28 August 2010 – 100 Cities against Stoning

110 cities, 114 events so far AUSTRALIA Brisbane Time: 12 midday Place: Redcliff Place in Brisbane city; Redcliffe Place is also known Brisbane Square and is located by the big silver balls, opposite the casino. Contact: [email protected] Byron Bay, NSW Time: 12 noon Place: Cape Byron Lighthouse Hobart Details to follow Contact: [email protected] Sydney Time: …

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Aug 25 2010

The International Campaign to Save Sakineh Ashtiani Shows the Way to Liberation from the Islamic Regime in Iran

For the Islamic regime in Iran stoning is a survival tool. This criminal regime has for over three decades enchained the entire Iranian society through jailing, flogging, torturing, executing, stoning, etc., and thus managed to prolong its despicable life. Stoning more than 150 people, predominantly women, to death for the ‘crime’ of sex out of …

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Aug 22 2010

What is stoning and who is stoned?

In stoning (‘Rajm’ in Arabic), the accused is made to wear a white sheet and buried in a hole in the ground, males up to their waist and females up to their chest, and then tortured to death by having stones thrown at them. The stones should not be so big that they kill the …

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Aug 20 2010

Mostafaei’s prejudicial statements and Ashtiani’s children’s counter!

PR No. 47 August 17, 2010 In an interview with the German magazine Spiegel, Monday August 16, Mohammad Mostafaei, Sakine Ashtiani’s lawyer in her stoning, i.e., ‘adultery’, case talked publicly about her husband’s murder case and the probability of her involvement in it. In the interview with the world renowned German paper Mostafaei said, among …

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Aug 18 2010

Stoning should be abolished and all stoning convictions should be immediately overturned

Press Release 45 16 August 2010 According to a report disseminated by the International Committee against Execution, in addition to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, at least 21 others in the Islamic Republic’s prisons are living with the nightmare of a stoning conviction. At any moment, their sentences could be implemented. These verdicts should be overturned immediately …

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Aug 18 2010

A letter from Sakine Ashtiani’s children to Mr Mostafaei

Press Release No 46 ICAS has received the following letter from Sakine Ashtiani’s children Saide and Sajad Ghardazadeh: Dear Mr. Mostafaei We thank you for all your efforts until 20.3.1389 (10 June 2010) when our mother, from prison, ended your mandate as her lawyer. From this day on you were no longer in charge of …

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Aug 17 2010

If one breaks the law they must be punished!?!!

After sending out an email early this morning about Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case, I usually receive tons of mail from people showing solidarity and reporting back on what they have done to try to save her life. Of course I also get some ‘other’ types of emails too and I thought to start responding to …

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Aug 17 2010

Iran stoning case says ‘they think they can do anything to women in this country’

Join 28 August action of 100 cities against stoning Hello Thanks so much for your support of the campaign to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from death by stoning and execution. The public outcry is what has kept her alive so far. When her 22 year old son Sajjad first wrote an open letter asking people …

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Aug 16 2010

How to plan an action day to save Sakineh’s life on 28 August – 100 cities against stoning

100 Cities against Stoning – 28 August 2010 Anybody can organise an action day in his or her city to defend Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43 woman condemned to death by stoning for ‘adultery.’ Even if you don’t have someone else to help you, by advertising your protest others will join you. The action can …

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Aug 16 2010

Forced interview with Sakineh a huge international disgrace for the Islamic Republic of Iran

Press Release No: 42 13 August 2010 The August 11 interview of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani by the state-run television channel “Seda va Sima,” in which she was forced to criticise the international campaign to save her and complain against Mostafai (her lawyer) in public, became world-wide news that shamed the Islamic Republic of Iran. Within …

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Aug 15 2010

Final verdict once more postponed; Ashtiani put under pressure to confess on TV

Press Release No 45 On Saturday Ms Ashtiani’s lawyer Houtan Kian was at a hearing at the High Court in Tehran. The fact that Ms Ashtiani had applied for divorce from her husband was discussed. She had already been given a written confirmation from the court that she and her husband had irreconcilable differences. The …

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Aug 15 2010

Support ICAS and ICAE

An urgent call to all who want Sakineh and other sentenced to stoning saved The International Committee Against Stoning and Execution (ICAS) & (ICAE) urgently need your financial support in order to continue their extended activities and cover the ever escalating costs. The costs include our daily phone calls to Iran to get the latest …

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Aug 14 2010

Sakineh Ashtiani’s son: ‘Do not let her be executed’

Per the latest update by the International Committee against Execution, Sakineh’s lawyer met with the prosecutor’s office today. However, no final decision has been made on the case and another meeting has been set for next Saturday. We need to keep the pressure on so that it will be too costly for the regime to …

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Aug 13 2010

The regime in Iran forces Sakineh Ashtiani to testify against herself on state-run TV

PR No.41 August 11, 2010 According to the latest news received by International Committee Against Stoning the regime in Iran has broadcast an interview with Sakineh Ashtiani, sentenced to be either stoned or hanged by the regime. In the interview she speaks against her lawyer, Mohammad Mostafai, and against the international campaign to save her. …

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Aug 12 2010

Babak Shadidi targeted for the second time in Sweden by the terrorist agents of the Islamic regime of Iran

As reported earlier in a statement, the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic regime of Iran – well organized and active in the Western countries, had plotted the group assassination of several leadership members of the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI). The plot was to be carried out by Babak Shahidi, then …

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