Death by stoning upheld: UN to probe Iran's abuses
The Australian / The Australian
25-Mar-2011 (2 comments)

The UN Human Rights Council took the rare step yesterday of appointing a special investigator to examine human rights abuses in Iran.

The move came as unconfirmed reports circulated that the Iranian Supreme Court had upheld the judgment against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery.

Ms Ashtiani is said to have attempted suicide when she heard the news, slashing her wrists with a shard of glass in her cell in Tabriz.

Legal sources inside Iran said Ms Ashtiani's jailed lawyer, Javid Houtan Kian, could also face the death penalty. In a letter smuggled out of Tabriz prison and passed to the International Committee Against Stoning, Mr Kian alleged he had been tortured. Sources in Iran believe the letter is genuine.


Urgent:Sakineh Ashtani in attempted suicide

by Simorgh5555 on

The terrorist regime occupying Iran waits for the world's attention to be distracted so that it continues to hang, rape and torture. Please do not forget Sakineh. She is still in mortal danger and the Islamic Republic will ponce at the opportunity to murder her. 




by yolanda on

IRI is savage!

Seyed Mohammad Reza Sajjadi, Iran's UN ambassador, said his country had an "inherent, genuine and deeply-rooted" respect for human rights.

I can't believe my ears and eyes!