Iranian woman taken home to 'confess' on state television
The Guardian / Saeed Kamali Dehghan
10-Dec-2010 (6 comments)
Iranian woman taken home to 'confess' on state television

Coercion of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to take part in broadcast 'makes a mockery' of legal system


Human rights campaigners condemned an Iranian television programme, due to air tonight, which shows Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman sentenced to death by stoning, at her home apparently discussing her part in the murder of her husband.


Sakineh Mohammadi's release is a fake.

by Simorgh5555 on

Sakineh has been coerced into a fake  confession so that the evidence can be used against her later as a basis for an execution like Shahla Jahed.


Sargord Pirouz

Well, to be true it was

by Sargord Pirouz on

Well, to be true it was "faked" by Western media, not Iranian media.



by yolanda on

The whole thing is getting weird and absurd......according to the latest confession, the guy who carried out the electrocution is still at large.....Press TV said they tracked down the guy, but the guy refused to be! A murderer is roaming on the street of Iran....Sakianeh, her son, and lawyer are behind bars......IRI has a lot of explanation to do .....the case is getting bizarre! At this point, I don't know what to believe!


"Islamist Justice" at it's best....

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Jailing, torturing not only the "suspect", but his/her family so the poor soul would confess to any "crimes" the islamist torturer want him/her to confess to, not in a court of law, but on the national TV!

Shame on this islamist regime and all it's paid agents and supporters.   

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Niloufar Parsi

question is

by Niloufar Parsi on

why is her boyfriend and accomplice free? at least that's what the guardian claims.



by yolanda on

It is absolutely creepy that IRI forced Ashtiani's son to play the role of his late wonder Sajjad looked stone-faced in photo!

Another thing is that IRI loves to flatter itself by saying that Ashtiani is in good health in the world has to "thank" IRI for keeping the lady healthy?!, right? It just grosses me out!

Thank you for posting the latest development. I appreciate it!