BECAUSE SHE TOO HAS A VOICE: Colin Firth Speaks Up For Sakineh M. Ashtiani


BECAUSE SHE TOO HAS A VOICE: Colin Firth Speaks Up For Sakineh M. Ashtiani
by Darius Kadivar

LONDON (AP) Celebrities including Colin Firth ( The King's Speech), Robert Redford, Robert De Niro amongst others have called on Iran to release a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Firth's endorsement was collected at the Dubai Film Festival during the Promotion of his latest Film The King's Speech which has received considerable critical and popular claim.
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CNN Report Dec 10th, 2010:
Iranian authorities let Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani out of jail to re-enact the murder of her husband for a documentary on Press TV.

In an open letter published Monday, more than 80 actors, artists, musicians, academics and politicians said that "Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has suffered enough."


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Signatories include actor Colin Firth, artist Damien Hirst, Nobel literature laureates Wole Soyinka and V.S. Naipaul, British opposition leader Ed Miliband and former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner. They say Ashtiani has already spent five years in prison and received 99 lashes.

CBS: Colin Firth as Britain's King George VI:

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They called on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to release her along with her son and lawyer, who are also imprisoned.

The letter was published on the front page of The Times of London newspaper.


Ashtiani, 43, was convicted in 2006 of having an "illicit relationship" with two men after the murder of her husband the year before and was sentenced at that time to 99 lashes. She was later convicted of adultery and sentenced to be stoned.

Iran also says she has confessed to complicity in her husband's murder.

After coming under intense demands from Western politicians and rights groups to free Ashtiani, Iran put her stoning sentence for adultery on hold in July for review by the country's supreme court.

Stoning was widely imposed in the years following the 1979 Islamic revolution, and even though Iran's judiciary still regularly hands down such sentences, they are often converted to other punishments. The last known stoning was carried out in 2007.

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by yolanda on

Thank you for posting the CNN video.......IRI made their versions of stories on Neda and Sakineh........but nobody believes them! I am glad to see the whole world is pushing for her release and pushing to abolish stoning! It is awesome!

Darius Kadivar

Prince Or Pauper: EVERY VOICE COUNTS ! RP2 Letter for Boroujerdi

by Darius Kadivar on


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Good Idea Hoshang Jaan and Thanks RG Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

Anyone who has information relative to Human Rights campaigns of interest is free to add their feedbacks to this thread !

Every VOICE Counts !



Darius, Hoshang, Thank you guys.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

For the blog and link to Zahra Bahrami. The more publicity, the more chance our compatriots have  surviving the islamist regime's tortur chambers.

As for the islamist lap poodle, below, his yap yap is getting more hysterical and desperate daily, I like it :)

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Hoshang Targol

كارزار " من صداى او هستم"

Hoshang Targol

Introducing a new Campaign  for Political prisoners in Iran

Aghay Kadivar , if I may , I thought this might be an aporpos space to introduce a new campaign to give voice to political prisoners in Iran. This week's focus is on Ms. Zahra Bahrami, see below, and many thanks to DK, cheers.



هفته زهرا بهرامى

كارزار " من صداى او هستم"


صدای زهرا بهرامى  باش

نگذار صدايش را خاموش كنند


زهرا بهرامی ۴۶ ساله و مادر دو فرزند است. زهرا  كه شهروند هلند نيز ميباشد سال ١٣٨٨به قصد ديدن فرزندش به ايران رفته بود. او چند روز پس از تظاهرات ششم دی ١٣٨٨، در تهران توسط ماموران وزرات اطلاعات دستگير شد. روز ششم ديماه
تعداد دستگیر شدگان را توان و امکانات مزدوران بسیج و سپاه و لباس
شخصی‌‌ها تعیین
میکرد. اگر هزاران نفر را دستگیر و زندانی کردند تنها به این دلیل بود که
نتوانستند هزاران نفر دیگر را، همه تهران را دستگیر کنند. زهرا  را ابتدا به زندان گوهردشت و بعد به اوین، به بند
۲۰۹ انتقال دادند. و امروز همه دنیا میداند که با زندانیان در این زندان‌ها چه میکنند ......................................................................................... ________________________________________________________________

براى اطلاعات بيشتر در رابطه با كارزار "من صداى او هستم" لطفا به وبلاگ و سايت اينترنتى زير مراجعه نماييد:


Sargord Pirouz

Where were they when Teresa

by Sargord Pirouz on

Where were they when Teresa Lewis was executed in Virginia a few months ago? 

Oh I get it, not glamorous enough. Not part of the MSM anti-Iran narrative. Lewis was only a mentally retarded hick, right? Nowhere near sensational enough.