Help Save Sakineh Ashianti’s Life!

August 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm (fascism, Human rights, Iran, Jim D, women)

Help Save Sakineh Ashianti’s Life!

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, Iranian Mother, could be put to death at any moment
August 5: Sakineh’s lawyer arrested; fate of Sakineh to be handed down next week – hanging likely; President Lula’s offer of amnesty flatly refused by Iranian leadership.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43 year old mother of two, was convicted in May 2006 of having an “illicit relationship” with two men and received 99 lashes as her sentence. Despite already having been punished, she has now been further convicted of “adultery” and she and sentenced to death by stoning.

She is currently being held on death row in Tabriz Prison, north-west Iran, and faces imminent execution. Around July 7th , following international protests, officials in Tabriz asked the head of Iran’s judiciary to agree that her sentence of stoning to death be converted to execution by hanging.

On 10 July, the head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights said that her case would be reviewed, although he affirmed that Iranian law permits execution by stoning.

On 14 July Sajjad Qaderzadeh, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, was summoned to Tabriz’s Central Prison, and is believed to have been questioned by Ministry of Intelligence officials who possibly threatened him not to give further interviews about his mother’s case.

It is clear Sakineh remains in grave risk… PLEASE sign this petition which calls on the Iranian authorities to clarify her current legal status, demands that the authorities enact legislation that bans stoning as a legal punishment, and eliminates other forms of the death penalty for “adultery” such as fogging or imprisonment.

>>PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!!

Plea to the World by Sakineh’s Children

Do not allow our nightmare become a reality, Protest against our mother’s stoning! Today we stretch out our hands to the people of the whole world. It is now five years that we have lived in fear and in horror, deprived of motherly love. Is the world so cruel that it can watch this catastrophe and do nothing about it?

We are Sakine Mohammadi e Ashtiani’s children, Fasride and Sajjad Mohamamadi e Ashtiani. Since our childhood we have been acquainted with the pain of knowing that our mother is imprisoned and awaiting a catastrophe. To tell the truth, the term “stoning” is so horrific that we try never to use it. We instead say our mother is in danger, she might be killed, and she deserves everyone’s help.

Today, when nearly all options have reached dead-ends, and our mother’s lawyer says that she is in a dangerous situation, we resort to you. We resort to the people of the world, no matter who you are and where in the world you live. We resort to you, people of Iran, all of you who have experienced the pain and anguish of the horror of losing a loved one.

Please help our mother return home!

We especially stretch our hand out to the Iranians living abroad. Help to prevent this nightmare from becoming reality. Save our mother. We are unable to explain the anguish of every moment, every second of our lives. Words are unable to articulate our fear…

Help to save our mother. Write to and ask officials to free her. Tell them that she doesn’t have a civil complainant and has not done any wrong. Our mother should not be killed. Is there any one hearing this and rushing to our assistance?

Faride and Sajjad Mohammadi e Ashtiani

>>PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!!

>>Click here to visit freesakineh.org

2 Comments

  1. anti zionism said,

    After the start-up of the Bushehr nuclear power plant made headlines around the world, news programmes continue their obsession with the fear of an Iranian nuclear bomb, the imminence of war against Tehran, and possible future scenarios.

    To add to the argument for invasion, the case of the Iranian woman Sakina, convicted of murdering her husband, is being hyped in the world media, especially in Europe and human rights groups. There are protests and petitions by these more pious “liberal” critics of the Islamic regime, calling for a stay of her sentence of death by stoning, adding fuel to the fire of those calling for invasion.
    But it appears that Sakina is not the real reason for all this commotion. It is really just a manifestation of the ongoing Iranian opposition movement abroad, as demonstrated by the large number of public figures who signed a petition initiated by French writer Henri Bernard Lévy in opposition to Tehran’s domestic policies. The petition rejected what it calls Iran’s use of terror and oppression to stifle the revolutionary uprising sparked by the government’s refusal of new elections after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won in 2009.

    Signatories to the petition include former French presidents Jacques Chirac, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, First Lady Carla Bruni, Ségolène Royal, Isabelle Adjani, Mia Farrow and others who disagree with Iran’s policies of capital punishment, and what they call indiscriminate killing of citizens for expressing their opinion with the aim of terrorising the population. Those who signed the petition also demanded that the verdict against Sakina be overturned “to recognise her innocence”.

    All these efforts by the West on behalf of Sakina and human rights come at a time when thousands of women in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan are killed and raped without any such loud protest from Western leaders and human rights groups. The amount of attention Sakina is receiving is reminiscent of the Algerian runner Hassiba Boulmerka. The West feared for her safety during the massacres in Algeria, and the world-class runner was all they focussed on while hundreds of women like her were being killed without a peep of protest. But it seems Boulmerka’s legs were more important than those of hundreds of other Algerian women.

    http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/1014/re5.htm

    Shame on the zionists and Imperialsits war criminals and their enablers the Left in the West which ls let by the zionist Jews.

    Harry’s place is in the business of ISLAMOPHOBIA which is led by the ZIONIST JEWS WAR MONGERS like Bernard Henri Levy, an imposter and behind Iranian sell out ‘opposition’ who go to Washington to lick the behind of Jewish Lobby, like Washington Institute for near East Policy.

    MARYAM NAMAZI is a Zionist’s boot licker who spread lies around and is a member of both WORKERS-COMMUNIST PARTY OF IRAN (No one deal with these sell out who are in the pockets of Mossad and CIA) and HOPI. She is not communist or socialist, she is a Zionist servant.

    http://hurryupharry.org/2010/07/29/stop-the-execution-of-sakineh-ashtiani-in-iran/

  2. AZ said,

    The zionist elite is trying to sell the fools another war for the interest of Israel. The left deceives you when they go after resistence organization, Hamas, Hezbullah, like Israel, and leave ZIONISM AND IMPERIALSIM OFF THE HOOK.

    Fight zionistm the enemy of our time.

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