Fear For Iranian Woman Facing Death By Stoning
RFE/RL via payvand
18-Jun-2010 (one comment)

A lawyer and activist close to the case of an Iranian woman convicted of adultery say she may soon be stoned to death, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Women's rights activist Soheila Vahdati spoke to Radio Farda on June 17 about the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Ashtiani, who has two children, has been imprisoned in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz since 2005.

Vahdati says 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.

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Where is your Merciful God?

by Angel on

I have been watching the news on Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani how can the president be such a weak puppet of these fanatics.  This is a child of God.  Why do you want to stone her?Does not your God preach forgiveness and Love?  How many of these stoners have done worse things.  And the judges that sentence her....are they pure hearted people with no sins.  Women are not to be lashed or beaten.  You who have lashed her by orders of other sinful people are but cowards.  One day you will face your God and give him count for your sins.  Where is Mr. Amhedinijad???  He hides like a coward that he is behind these fanatics.  One day IRAN will truly be free and all you fanatics will no longer have a place to call home.  You will hide behind the same women that you so much condemn.   May you find peace within yourself after the stoning.