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Tomorrow, Iran could execute Sakineh Ashtiani.
Our global outcry stopped her unjust stoning sentence in July. Now we
have 24 hours to save her life.
Iran’s allies and key UN powers are our best hope — they could
persuade Iran of the serious political cost of this high-profile
killing. Click here to send them an urgent call to action and send
this to everyone — it only takes three minutes and we are her last
Sakineh’s adultery case is a tragic sham stacked with human rights
violations. First, she was to be stoned to death. But the Iranian
government had to revoke the sentence after her children generated a
tremendous outcry against the farcical trial — she could not speak
the language used in court, and the alleged incidents of adultery took
place after her husband’s death.
Then her lawyer was forced into exile, and the prosecution conjured up
a new trumped-up charge for which she would be executed — the murder
of her husband. Despite this being double jeoprady, as she is already
serving time for alleged complicity in this crime, Sakineh was
tortured and paraded on national television to ‘confess’, and was
found guilty. The regime has now arrested two German journalists, her
lawyer and her son, who has bravely led the international campaign to
save his mother. All remain in prison and Sakineh’s son and lawyer
have been also tortured and have no access to lawyers.
Now Iranian human rights activists state an order has just been issued
from Tehran to implement her killing immediately, she is on the list
and tomorrow is execution day.
Persistent campaigning led Iran to drop Sakineh’s stoning sentence and
captured the attention of leaders in countries with influence on Iran,
like Turkey and Brazil. Now let’s urgently raise our voices to stop
her killing and inhumane treatment and free her, her lawyer, her son
and the jailed German journalists.
A massive public outcry has the moral authority to s top heinous
crimes. Let’s use these 24 hours to send a clear message — the world
is watching and we all stand together today to save Sakineh’s life and
against injustice everywhere.
With hope and determination,
Alice, Stephanie, Pascal, Giulia, Benjamin and the whole of the Avaaz team
The Islamic regime of Iran plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani: A life in the Balance (Amnesty International)
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