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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 12 2010

New Documents from Tabriz and Tehran Courts on Sakineh Ashtaiani’s Case

PR No. 37, August 7, 2010 Also following: Open Letter by Houtan Kia, one of Sakineh’s Lawyers, to Human Rights Authorities It was three ago that I was acquainted with Sakineh Ashtian’s case, and the likelihood of her stoning sentence being carried out, through her children’s telephone call to me at International Committee Against Stoning …

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Aug 12 2010

August 28 100 cities against Stoning

The International campaign to save Sakineh Ashtiaani from stoning has brought this savage, criminal punishment to the attention of the world. Today Sakineh’s name is familiar to millions of people. Hundreds of thousands have expressed their abhorrence of stoning through, among other things, signing petitions and taking part in protest actions worldwide. This millions strong …

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Aug 10 2010

End worker persecutions in Iran! All jailed workers must be released!

Arbitrary arrests and detentions, long prison terms, violent interrogations, beatings, even use of lashing to degrade and break down, denial of medical care to sick detainees, constant harassment in the form of court summons, heavy bails and daily threats against workers and their families, and the ultimate weapon of cutting workers off their livelihood by …

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Aug 09 2010

Iranian judges defy their Supreme Court to hang teen

Here’s an email from Peter Tatchell: URGENT ACTION: At the end of this article, see the action you can take to help save Ebrahim Must a man hang because he is accused of being gay? By Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner Evening Standard – London – 6 August 2010 Eighteen year old Ebrahim Hamidi has …

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Aug 08 2010

Mohammad Mostafaei’s wife, Fereshteh Halimi has been released from prison

Press Release No 38 On Saturday, 7 August, Fereshteh Halimi was released from Evin prison in Tehran. Ms Halimi is the wife of Sakine Ashtiani’s lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei. She was arrested together with her brother by the Iranian authorities and held hostage as the authorities wanted Mr Mostafaei to turn himself in. Ms Halimi’s father …

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Aug 05 2010

Iran stoning case at imminent risk of execution

Iran stoning case, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is at imminent risk of execution in Tabriz prison. Moreover, her well known human rights lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, is in prison in Turkey after having fled the country to evade arrest for his advocacy work. His wife remains in prison in Iran – held hostage – until he is …

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Aug 05 2010

Sakine Ashtiani accepts Brazilian President’s offer of asylum

Press Release No 36 Ms Ashtiani today said that she is grateful for the offer made by the Brazilian president Lula da Silva and that she accepts his offer. She has also come under a lot of pressure by the prison authorities who keep questioning her about her alleged contacts with the media and outside …

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Aug 05 2010

Refuse to recognize a regime of stoning!

OPEN LETTER FROM MINA AHADI TO HEADS OF STATES The international struggle to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from being stoned to death brought but one example of the crimes of the Islamic regime in Iran to the attention of people around the world. However, despite the international outcry, the regime still seeks to execute Sakineh. …

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Aug 04 2010

Tabriz prosecution demands Ms Ashtiani’s execution – Tehran High Court considers

Press Release No 33 At today’s hearing regarding Ms Ashtiani’s case at Tehran’s High Court the chief of the 9th division, Davoudi, rejected a reopening of the trial and is instead considering Tabriz prosecutor Hossain Nobacht’s demand to execute Ms Ashtiani. Her case has now been transferred to the deputy prosecutor-general Saeed Mortazavi. The High …

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Aug 04 2010

Sakine Ashtiani’s lawyer Mr Mostafaei arrested in Turkey

Press Release No 32 According to the Turkish newspaper ‘Radikal’ Mr Mostafaei was arrested in Turkey yesterday, Tuesday 3 August, and is currently in detention. Mr Mostafaei was at Istanbul airport when he was arrested as there were allegedly issues with his passport. Several European countries have already spoken to the Turkish authorities and expressed …

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Aug 04 2010

Iran to execute youth aged 18

Here is an email from Peter Tatchell: False accusation of homosexual assault – Now withdrawn by accuser Ebrahim Hamidi faces execution by hanging, despite no legal representation His lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, forced into hiding by arrest warrant Iran’s Supreme Court twice rejects guilty verdict and orders re-examination Provincial court presses ahead with execution plan, defying …

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Aug 04 2010

Jamal Saberi has been freed from detention in Japan!

Congratulations to all those who campaigned on behalf of Iranian asylum seeker Jamal Saberi, in particular the International Federation of Iranian Refugees, Patty Debonitas and Farshad Husseini. Jamal was freed from detention in Japan and saved from deportation to Iran. Yaay!

Aug 03 2010

Brazilian offer rejected by Islamic regime of Iran

Press Release No 31 Mehman Parast, spokesperson of the foreign ministry in Tehran, today rejected the offer made by the Brazilian president Lula da Silva to give asylum to Sakine Ashtiani and her children. Ms Ashtiani had been given the news of the offer by her son Sajad yesterday and was very happy about it. …

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Aug 03 2010

A regime of stoning should not be recognised

Open letter to the Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Dear President Lula da Silva Your offer to grant Sakine Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death for sex outside of marriage, asylum in Brazil is an important step in saving her and her children. I hope that with the many actions and international …

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Aug 02 2010

In and out for most of August

I will be in and out of the country for most of August 2010. If you need a response to an email urgently, please contact: Anne Marie Waters for any questions regarding One Law for All and CEMB at [email protected] or Patty Debonitas for questions relating to Iran Solidarity and the Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani …

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Aug 01 2010

Save Jafar Kazemi from execution in Iran

Jafar Kazemi is a political prisoner in Iran facing imminent execution. Sign a petition on his behalf. Demand the freedom of all political prisoners and an end to executions.

Aug 01 2010

On Brazilian offer of asylum to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Press Release no. 30 31 July 2010 Brazilian President Lula da Silva has called on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to accept an offer of asylum in Brazil for Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and her children. The International Committee against Executions and the International Committee against Stoning welcome any new developments that can save her precious …

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