Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Action alert: another woman in danger of being stoned to death

Via Thorne's World and tenpercent:

You may remember a few weeks back an Iranian couple were sentenced to be stoned to death and after some publicity the stoning was cancelled. Well it turns out they simply waited until no-one was watching, they stoned the man Jafar Kiani to death thursday 5th July. His partner Mokarrameh Ebrahimi is now awaiting the same fate unless another wave of attention forces them to stop. So full details and contact details on Women’s field here.

And details for UK and US contacts here:-

Email to:

Ambassador Rasoul Movahedian,
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
16 Prince´s Gate
London SW7 1PT

Also the UN Ambassador is Javad Zarif email-

There is not an Iranian embassy in the US, but the Pakistan embassy handles their interests so you could email to ask for clemency to this address-

If this gets the attention the stoning video of Du’a Khalil Aswad got, if you were disgusted at that, if you read about it or read Joss Whedon’s article, well now you can actually do something this time, not just be revolted after the fact.

and here's the Stop Stoning Forever campaign site.


Alon Levy said...

But, are there any women at stoning?

Thorne said...

Thank you for posting this, Belledamme!
Stop by HJ for an improved version of my emailed plea.

Who TF is alon levy, and why does it matter if there are women present at the stonings (although to my knowledge there aren't)? Blank profile pages are even worse than anonymous comments, they waste a click.

belledame222 said...

He's making a joke riffing off "Life of Brian." Bad taste and bad timing, Alon. Really not a good idea.

Mike B) said...

There were about a thousand people arrested this month for 'moral' crimes in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Meanwhile, in Iraq, a group of al Qaida types who issue communiques under the rubric of the Isalamic Republic of Iraq, threatened Iran with invasion, if they didn't stop supplying the Shia of Iraq with weapons and whatnot. Al Qaida is Sunni Muslim.
And then, there was the siege of the Red Mosque in Pakistan. Idiot fundamentalists there were kidnapping women off the streets and taking them hostage inside the mosque for re-education into proper dress. Women in burgas were kidnapping women who let their faces show in the streets and taking them hostage to this mosque.

According to these fundamenalist nuts, the key question of the day is the moral breakdown of society, which is of course, manifested by primarily by women who don't follow hide themselves under clothing tents. Men who shave and barbers are also signs of moral breadown to these reactionary fools.

It doesn't surprise me that one religious nut will attack another for insufficient more uprightness. Stoning is sanctioned under their religious law. It's also okay for women in burgas to go out and throw acid into the faces of women who dare to present themselves in public without coverning their faces.

When religion becomes political, watch out! The ideologues of medievalism are angry and they're coming after YOU.

I'm for a revival of the old bourgeois revolutionary notion of "separation of church and State."

belledame222 said...

I'm for a revival of the old bourgeois revolutionary notion of "separation of church and State."

Hear hear.

Alon Levy said...

Is that how the mosque standoff began, Mike? I admit I didn't follow that story too closely, but I was under the impression it started when militants seized a mosque where people were already praying.

Thorne, I have a blank profile because I've never blogged on Blogger. My most recent blog was at I only use this username for commenting.

I signed one of the petitions... but I'm not sure it's that good an idea to send emails using my name. Iranian government officials don't strike me as any likelier to take advice from someone named Alon Levy telling them to stop stoning people than Israelis are to take advice from someone named Muhammad Ismail telling them to end the occupation.

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