Monday, January 18, 2010

SHRI' Press Release aganist stoning in Iran

Urge Iranian authorities: immediately halt execution of Sarymeh Ebadi,& Boali Johnfeshani by stoning
Society for Human Rights in Iran-Southern California
Press Release
Index. 01-012010
Date: 01/17/2009 12:00 pm

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Sarymeh Ebadi, 30 and BoAli Johnfeshani, 32 are at imminent risk of stoning to death after being convicted of “adultery” in the city of Orumiyeh, West Azerbaijan province. According to the recent news, the province court has approved their sentences on January 6 (Day 16) without representation by a lawyer.
Despite the moratorium imposed in 2002, stoning sentences continues to be implemented in Iran.
Iran's Penal Code prescribes execution by stoning. It even dictates that the stones are large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately. Article 102 of the Penal Code states that men should be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts for the purpose of execution by stoning. Article 104 states, with reference to the penalty for adultery, that the stones used should "not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes; nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones".

Society for human rights in Iran, Southern California, urges Iranian authorities to immediately halt execution of Sarymeh Ebadi, and BoAli Johnfeshani by stoning. We also urge the authorities to ensure that the moratorium on stoning is implemented immediately and effectively. We are calling on Majlis to urgently reform the law on stoning, and any new legislation permits neither nor any other form of execution for “adultery”

1 comment:

joe six-pack said...

Lots of luck getting that 'law' changed. The Koran is very specific about many of these penalties. Riots occured in Nigeria back in 2006 because the court refused to enforce that penalty upon a married woman who had been convicted of adultery. Several cases of people being stoned to death occured recently in Somalia.

Islam must change, but it will take open warfare to accomplish this.