Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Iranian Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning

July 5, 2010 on CNN
An international campaign has been launched on behalf of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's family says she has already been punished with a flogging of 99 lashes, The Guardian reports. Her 22-year-old son, Sajad, and 17-year-old daughter, Farideh, told the newspaper she committed no crime.

"She's innocent, she's been there for five years for doing nothing," Sajad said. "Imagining her, bound inside a deep hole in the ground, stoned to death, has been a nightmare for me and my sister for all these years."
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  1. Finn Hjalmar PedersenJuly 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Why is men so afraid of womens sexuality that they have to make up laws to control it? Why are they so unsure of themselves that they have to use cruel punishments against a behavior that is natural to the most of us? why does men have to surpress women and control them? Why does some men always have to put their cowardness on display?

  2. Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.