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Category Archive: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Apr 05 2012

A ‘different culture’ doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt when one is stoned

In September 2011, Mina Ahadi was invited to give a speech at the TEDxESPM conference in São Paulo, Brazil on her campaign against stoning and execution. In her speech she talks about her work and the campaign to save Iran stoning case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Mina’s first husband was executed in the same prison …

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Dec 30 2011

They always lie; Sakineh is not safe

I had mentioned earlier that the head of the judiciary in East Azerbaijan had said that the prison did not have the “necessary facilities” to carry out Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s sentence of stoning and that therefore they were considering hanging as an alternative. Two days after the news of Sakineh’s imminent execution spread, he has …

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Dec 28 2011

We will not let them kill Sakineh!

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced plans to execute rather than stone Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. We can’t let this happen. Please take the time to send an email, letter or fax to the authorities demanding that her execution be stopped immediately and that she be released. Here’s a list of things you can do …

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Dec 27 2011

Iran does not have necessary facilities to stone Sakineh to death so want to hang her instead

Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of the judiciary in East Azerbaijan, said on Sunday that the prison does not have the “necessary facilities” to carry out Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s sentence of stoning!! Therefore, he said, they are considering hanging as an alternative. Really? Have they run out of stones and hired Islamic sadists? More likely, …

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Dec 26 2011

The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s execution

International Committee against Stoning Press Release 26 December 2011 Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of East Azerbaijan province’s justice department, has announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran is considering changing Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s stoning sentence to execution by hanging and said that they are waiting for the go-ahead from the Ministry of Justice to …

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Sep 21 2010

Enough! On the ‘storm’ around Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have raised the issue of 41 year old Teresa Lewis’ impending execution in the US to challenge the “storm” surrounding 43 year old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who has been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. Clearly both women must not be executed. Executions – for whatever …

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Sep 13 2010

Remember Us! A letter from Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s two children

These days, still, We are lost in our pursuit. Time goes by and We become more complicated, We become less capable of making sense of this life. How can we make sense of this life? Sure enough, like children all do, We too knew the secrets of the universe. We too listened to the tales …

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Sep 10 2010

Iran stoning case: ‘Our mother is innocent and should be released unconditionally’

Join September days of action against stoning, execution and flogging in Iran Hello Since I last wrote to you Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has again been flogged 99 times for an unveiled photo mistakenly attributed to her. She has also been threatened with execution, and denied visitation rights. Even, her lawyer’s home (Hatoun Kian) has been …

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Sep 09 2010

The Islamic Republic’s of Iran’s new manoeuvre will be thwarted

Press Release 66 September 8, 2010 Under worldwide pressures to overturn the stoning and execution sentences against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and secure her release, Iran’s Islamic Republic has resorted to a new ploy. Vahid Kazem-zadeh, the District 7 Secretary of the regime’s Islamic Human Rights Commission, stated today on MashreqNews website, quoting the Head of …

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Sep 09 2010

Sajad Ghaderzadeh: Our mother is innocent and should be released unconditionally.

PR 65 Sept. 8, 2010 I ask the eight industrial countries and the governments of Turkey and Brazil and the entire world to continue the pressure against the Islamic Republic and don’t assume that the case is resolved. Announcement made by Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, regarding the statement of the Press Secretary of …

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Sep 08 2010

Saturday September 18th: Citizens of the World against the Regime of Flogging and Stoning

A Call for Urgent Action The Islamic Republic has once again, in accordance with its savage Islamic laws, flogged Sakineh 99 times. The regime has used a picture published in the London Times of a woman, purportedly Ashtiani, whithout the Islamic hijab, as an excuse to flog her on charges of spreading corruption and indecency. …

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Sep 07 2010

On Sakine Mohahammadi Ashtiani’s flogging for the second time

PR 62 Sep 5, 2010 On Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s flogging for the second time The news of Sakineh Ashtiani’s recent lashing sentence as punishment for spreading corruption and prostitution” because an unveiled photo of her – which turned out to be of another individual – was published in the London Times on August 28, 2010, …

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Sep 07 2010

Italy rises to Sakineh’s defence

PR 59 Sep 1, 2010 On Wednesday 1st September, a large poster of Sakineh was hung from a building in the centre of Rome. The Italian government has also hung a large image of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from the offices of the ‘Ministry of Equal Rights’ and has exhorted the Iranian government to cancel Sakineh’s …

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Sep 05 2010

BBC’s misinformed and unbalanced debate on Stoning in Iran

I was meant to speak on BBC Sunday Live’s debate today on whether it was right to condemn the regime for Sakineh’s stoning. In the live debate, they managed to interview Suhaib Hassan from the Islamic Sharia Council defending stoning and someone from Tehran saying she faces execution for murdering her husband but somehow there …

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Sep 04 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Sentenced to Another 99 Lashes!

PR 61 According to an open letter published today, September 3rd, by Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, son of Mrs. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, under the pretext of the publication in the London Times of a photo of a woman without Islamic hijab, Sakineh has been sentenced to 99 lashes on charges of spreading corruption and indecency. On August …

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Sep 04 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is Held Incommunicado

PR 60 According to news sent to the International Committees against Execution and Stoning, responsible parties within Tabriz prison have told Mrs. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani that she is not allowed visits with her children or her lawyer. Today, as last week, Sakineh’s children have not been allowed to visit their mother. Prison authorities have informed …

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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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