Iran, women, barbarism
18-Sep-2010 (2 comments)

Iran's decision to release Sarah Shourd, a 32-year-old American who was imprisoned in the Islamic republic on ridiculous charges of espionage, is drawing cheers this week and rightly so.

Shourd was hiking along the Iraq-Iran border with her fiance and a friend in July 2009, when they were arrested by Iranian officials and thrown in prison in Tehran. They have been behind bars for more than a year. While she was held in solitary confinement, Shourd found a lump in her breast. She was diagnosed with precancerous cells.

Ramin Mehmanarast, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, told Iran's Mehr news agency that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intervened in Shourd's case in part because of the "special viewpoint of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the dignity of women."

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Yolanda you are right

by IranFirst on

After this (world attention), IRI will have a hard time Stoning anyone. Hopfully the civilized world will pressure IRI more on executions, cuting hands, taking-eyes-out, .. and all the other barbaric Islamic traditions



by yolanda on

Thank you for posting the article.......I have to say that the world has a partial victory here 'cause Ashtiani will not be stoned........I hope all the other people on the stoning death row won't be stoned either....

My favorite lines from the article:

That message needs to echo around the world. An execution of any kind for adultery is barbaric. Iran's "special viewpoint" on women is barbaric.