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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Who is Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani? Part 2

Some good news. A temporary reprieve for Ashtiani but there are others too:

Human rights groups and activists welcomed a wave of international publicity and protests over the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who was awaiting execution in the western Iranian town of Tabriz after what her lawyer called an unjust trial and a sham conviction.
The Iranian embassy in London said in a statement that "according to information from the relevant judicial authorities" the stoning would not go ahead.[...]

However, there are still concerns over her plight. In a previous case a prisoner who was to be stoned was instead executed by hanging.
Speaking to this paper Mohammadi Ashtiani's son Sajad, said his mother – whom he had spoken to by telephone – believed the pressure on her behalf might succeed, although he had not heard of any reprieve. "The campaign for her release is going very well," he said. "They gave me permission to talk to her and she was very thankful to the people of the world for supporting her. I'm very happy that so many have joined me in protesting this injustice. It was the first time in years I heard any hope in my mother's voice."

4 comments:

  1. I've emailed a letter. Thank you for reporting this.

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  2. Thanks for doing that, Kelly.

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  3. Thank you for posting this. Just makes me want to cry
    xx

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  4. I'm so glad that you ladies have taken an interest in this.
    God bless...

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