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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 07:58 PM
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18. Amnesty Int. urges protests
Edited on Wed Jun-20-07 08:10 PM by Marie26
Amnesty International has protested this stoning, and they are urging people to contact the Iranian Judiciary Head. The Amnesty Int. web-site has a form letter & email addresses for the official. Please, if you are outraged by this action, send an email or fax. It's not much, but it's something.

Iran: Stop imminent public execution by stoning

According to activists involved in the Stop Stoning Forever campaign in Iran, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi and the unnamed man were sentenced to death after conviction of adultery.

Under article 83 of Irans Penal Code, execution by stoning is prescribed for adultery committed by a married man or a married woman. Under Iranian law, adultery can only be proved by the testimony of eyewitnesses (the number required varying for different types of adultery), a confession by the defendant (repeated four times), or the judge's "knowledge" that the adultery has taken place. In this case, the basis for the conviction of adultery was the judges knowledge, apparently on the basis that they had a child together.

Find out more:

Send urgently the appeal letter below by fax or email to the Iranian authorities calling for an immediate halt to the scheduled executions of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi and the unnamed man.

You can also fax the appeal letter to the Qazvin State Government Office using the following numbers: + 98 281 3682941 or + 98 281 3682895

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=289
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