Stop Iran from Executing Mother Accused of Adultery
Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian mother of two, could be executed at any moment.
The Iranian government was until recently set to carry out the barbaric use of stoning against Mohammadi Ashtiani for allegedly conducting an "illicit relationship outside marriage," despite the lack of any corroborating evidence against her.
Iranian officials were prepared to bury Mohammadi Ashtiani up to her chest and then throw stones at her head until she died. But after a major international uproar, Iranian officials changed their minds.
Mohammadi Ashtiani is now in danger of being executed by other means.
Iran's government just doesn't get it - execution is wrong no matter which means are used.
What's worse - Mohammadi Ashtiani has already been punished for her alleged crime. In May 2006, she received 99 lashes as her sentence and has been imprisoned ever since.
But the fact that Iranian officials have already changed their minds once about Mohammadi Ashtiani's fate proves that they are listening. Iran's draconian policies are not immune to international pressure.
Let them hear how outraged you are. Tell Iran to stop the executions by signing the petition below.
- Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei
- Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani
I am writing to you to express my deep concern about the impending execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
Ashtiani, a mother of two, was convicted of adultery despite the lack of any corroborating evidence against her, and sentenced to death. She retracted the confession she said she made under duress.
I urge you to halt Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s execution and to commute her death sentence. Furthermore, Ashtiani was convicted after unfair legal proceedings. I therefore strongly urge that she be given a trial that meets internationally accepted standards for fair trials.
Thank you very much for your attention.
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