6/19/2007

Say It Isn't So....

Asieh Amini, a women's and children's rights activist in Tehran, says in her blog that two people will be stoned in Iran on Thursday. My heart weeps. ........... Update: Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 P.S. I am happy to hear that the stoning scheduled for Thursday has been suspended, according to Fars News Agency. Independent of my beliefs against capital punishment, I think this barbaric method of execution must be eliminated from Iranian judicial system. So long as stoning is an allowable punishment in Iranian law books, judges will issue stoning sentences all over Iran, and they will be carried out in public or in private; therefore to end it, it must be eliminated from Iranian laws. Even when eliminated from the law books, the fact that it has happened as many times as it has in Iran over the past three decades will present the least proud moments of our country's history.

7 comments:

FarNice said...

I can not believe it either :( it freaks me out :(
i hope that they do s.th till Thu.
unfortunately sometimes there is no logic out there, they do what 1400 years ago people did.
i really wish they do s.th...

Assal said...

Mine as well.

SERENDIP said...

Tragic.

Nazy said...

Farnice Jan: Take a look at this interview with Shadi Sadr:
http://www.roozonline.com/archives/2007/06/005387.php

I guess we should believe it, though the whole concept defies belief. Khoob bash azizam.

Nazy said...

Assal Jan, Serendip Jan:

I hate it when I feel so powerless in the face of something I so wholeheartedly oppose. Tragic, it is.

nimshab said...

Oh how much I hate this law and I wonder how on earth they provide the proofs and then the guts to execute the "law"!!

Nazy said...

It IS horrible, Nimeh Shab Jan. It must be eliminated from the laws, and that is the only way to see it stopped for good.