The Stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi A.


You probably remember my post about the movie “The Stoning of Soraya M”. It’s actually the top visited post on Ad Astra Per Aspera. I am glad this topic gains more and more attention.

Seems like the story of Soraya M encouradged Sajjad Ashtiani, the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to fight against his mother’s stoning. Sakineh could be stoned to death any day now. Sajjad Ashtiani mobilized an international attention to help her mother and prevent such brutal actions in the future.

Iran is facing growing international pressure from International community, human rights groups who are demanding the release of an Iranian woman who faces imminent death by stoning. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been convicted of having “illicit relationships” with two men. A 43-year-old mother of two, convicted of adultery in Iran, may be stoned to death unless a last-minute campaign saves her.

Human-rights campaigners say that Ashtiani was under duress when she confessed to adultery.

Ashtiani has been in prison since May 2006, when she was convicted of adultery and sentenced to 99 lashes. Later that year she was accused of murdering her husband. Those charges were dropped, but an inquiry into the adultery charge was reopened. Sajjad Ashtiani told CNN that he visits his mother every Monday in jail, never knowing whether that meeting will be their last.

However, Iran’s government is denying reports that Sakineh will be executed by stoning, though her death sentence may still be carried out by some other method. In the Islamic republic’s first public statement on the case of Sakineh Mohammedie Ashtiani, the Iranian Embassy in London, England, said Thursday that “this mission denies the false news aired in this respect and … according to information from the relevant judicial authorities in Iran, she will not be executed by stoning punishment.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!…

“It is notable that this kind of punishment has rarely been implemented in Iran and various means and remedies must be probed and exhausted to finally come up with such a punishment,” the embassy said.

But Ashtiani still faces the possibility of execution for her 2006 adultery conviction, said Drewery Dyke of Amnesty International in London. “We have noted in the past that those who have been sentenced to stonings have gone on to be hanged,” he said. “That remains a concern.”

If you wish to take action against the practice of stoning sign this petition.

As the finale of this post I leave you the soundtrack of “The Stoning of  Soraya M.” This breathtaking and tragic melody still can not make us understand how a human being feels being stoned to death, however it’s our obligation to raise our voice and fight against such crimes. Our indifference is no less sin then stoning a person to death. Our indifference can also kill the person!

8 thoughts on “The Stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi A.

  1. when i saw stoning of soraya i immediately felt how are dirty we are , i felt with shame because iam Muslim these kind of savage violence should be stop and all those fuckers who called them self mullah should be drag to hell , in the name of all innocents women who killed in Iran in the name of adultery a asked all the human rights organization to prevent all these brutally events in the future especially in Iran with my deepest consolation to all families who have lost their women and i ask god to prevent them from doing this again , iam mohanad kassim from Iraq and i will be always gratitude to America and their colleague but i also hope that they will help us to get rid of all Iran agents who work in Iraq , and so ya i support all your action to stop this massacre

  2. This is a tragedy and I hope that this never happens to any women again. It is a abomination and an ungodly practice. I feel for Soroya’s daughters and her aunt that had to witness this discussing act of cruelty. May God Be With All The Women who fear for their lives and you are all in my prayers.

  3. Please tell me that Sakineh Mohammadi A is still alive and what is the status of her sentence. This cant be legal. I hope their is something I can do to help her and if their is please let me know. This never would happen to a women here in the United States. I cant believe this is going on in this world still. Please keep me informed my prayers are with Sakineh and her family

  4. HI,
    I am Tariq Siddiqui, A MUSLIM with truly understand about ISLAM.
    First of all, I don’t believe that is happen usually in IRAN or any part of the world and whatever is happen..YES! we must have to support and protect her.
    Another side, Islam also prevent these thing as going on because of illiteracy/ lack of education to understand real rule.
    Islam said, when someone doing wrong (any crime) without control or feel sham and that would be easy to find-out more or equal 4 (responsible persons) as evidence of crime than punish him/her strictly (as per rule of Islam) to other should not do! But without evidence or area people opinion, Nobody have rights to punish anyone even Supreme Court!

    Whatever is happen with Sakineh Mohammadi, it is purely Ignorance/ Brutality.

    Thank you,

    Tariq

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