Stop the Stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

TAKE ACTION | Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani on the Verge of Death by Stones

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/06/iran.stoning/index.html?video=true&hpt=T2

The Islamic Republic of Iran is enforcing the brutal and savage anti human punishments against the people of Iran, including stoning to death of men and women. This is an urgent matter, and stoning to death of Sakineh is imminent.

We ask United Nations, European Union, Human Rights Organizations to take urgent action, to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who has been imprisoned in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz since 2005. Sakineh was earlier sentenced to 99 lashes in 2006 for having "illicit relationships." The sentence was subsequently carried out and her case was closed. But authorities later charged Ashtiani with murder.

Prosecutors alleged that Ashtiani and her boyfriend had killed her husband. In making the murder case against Ashtiani, activist Vahdati says the court "illegally" reopened the adultery case against Ashtiani. It was the second time Ashtiani would be tried for the same alleged adulterous conduct. According to Vahdati, Ashtiani was sentenced to be stoned to death for the same alleged act of adultery for which she earlier had been convicted to 99 lashes. It is not clear when she was sentenced. She denied her charges. Lawyer Mohammad Mostafaie, who represents Ashtiani, also maintains her innocence. Writing on his personal blog, the lawyer described Ashtiani's stoning as imminent and said his client will be executed "for an offense she has not committed." Ashtiani is also a mother of two.

WE ASK FOR URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION!
The Islamic Republic of Iran is enforcing the brutal and savage anti human punishments against the people of Iran, including stoning to death of men and women. This is an urgent matter, and stoning to death of Sakineh is imminent.

We ask United Nations, European Union, Human Rights Organizations to take urgent action, to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who has been imprisoned in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz since 2005. Sakineh was earlier sentenced to 99 lashes in 2006 for having "illicit relationships." The sentence was subsequently carried out and her case was closed. But authorities later charged Ashtiani with murder.

Prosecutors alleged that Ashtiani and her boyfriend had killed her husband. In making the murder case against Ashtiani, activist Vahdati says the court "illegally" reopened the adultery case against Ashtiani. It was the second time Ashtiani would be tried for the same alleged adulterous conduct. According to Vahdati, Ashtiani was sentenced to be stoned to death for the same alleged act of adultery for which she earlier had been convicted to 99 lashes. It is not clear when she was sentenced. She denied her charges. Lawyer Mohammad Mostafaie, who represents Ashtiani, also maintains her innocence. Writing on his personal blog, the lawyer described Ashtiani's stoning as imminent and said his client will be executed "for an offense she has not committed." Ashtiani is also a mother of two.

WE ASK FOR URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION!
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