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Urgent Action: Call on UN General Assembly to condemn stoning, demand Sakineh’s release and boycott Ahmadinejad’s government

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Urgent Action:

Call on UN General Assembly to condemn stoning, demand Sakineh’s release and boycott Ahmadinejad’s government

September 22, 2010

Mahmoud Ahamdinejad’s address to the UN General Assembly yesterday was in effect boycotted by delegates. Very few turned up to hear him speak and even less understood what he had to say as there was no translation.

But this is no where enough.

The UN General Assembly must issue an emergency resolution to condemn stoning and call for the immediate release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Moreover, like Ahmadinejad’s speech, his government must be boycotted. A government that still stones people to death in the 21st century must have no place in the United Nations or any other international institution or body.

In the next two days, please send out the below message to the UN. You can either email it: inquiries@un.org or post it on their website: http://www.un.org/en/contactus/. The letter has already been signed by 40 academics, campaigners and writers and published in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/21/un-stoning-iran-boycott

‘We are writing to ask that the UN general assembly condemn stoning as a crime against humanity and issue an emergency resolution calling for an end to the medieval and barbaric punishment as well as the immediate release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and others sentenced to death by stoning.

‘We also ask that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not be allowed to address the general assembly and that his government be boycotted.

‘A government that still stones people to death in the 21st century must have no place in the United Nations or any other international institution or body.’

By the way, if you can, please stand in your city centre, tweet, or upload a video or photo showing your opposition to stoning and support for Sakineh. Of course if you are in NYC, please join the protests there.

Don’t forget to send in reports of your actions and protest emails and tweets to us at iransolidaritynow@gmail.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 Warm wishes

Mina Ahadi
Patty Debonitas
Maryam Namazie
International Committee against Executions
International Committee against Stoning
Iran Solidarity

9 Comments for “Urgent Action: Call on UN General Assembly to condemn stoning, demand Sakineh’s release and boycott Ahmadinejad’s government”

  1. Carol Crocker

    It makes me feel so sad to read about atrocities inflicted on fellow human beings. We are supposed to be civilized by now. How in the world do people think it’s okay to do these horrible things to other people? This is not a good message to send to our children and youth.
    Please stop the death penalty everywhere, period! Send this woman back to her children, immediately. This would send a beautiful message and Iran can be the leader.
    Thank you
    Carol Crocker
    Brampton, ON

  2. speriamo che presidente dell iran se fa ucidere sakineh fara una bruta fine gli auguro io

  3. dicono che sono muslimani chi decide di amazzare una dona dell suo stesso populo io lo chiamerei bastardo forzza sakineh io sono con te

  4. sheerin

    that’s really sad ,it shoud be stoped as soon as possible …she should be realesed .IRANIAN GOVERMET should stop their Barbaric treatments

  5. Ramin Djavarsineh

    stop that barbaric way! NOW

  6. Christina Esfarjani Romer

    Stop practicing that!

  7. I ask the world superpowers show solidarity in changing the world’s ( and Iran’s ) face, by adopting strict a few strict rules such as the United nations Declaration of Human Rights as a basic legal law in every single country, including in Iran, as allowing international teams of lawyers to visit a country in which suspected judicial practises are carried on and intervening in some of the cases, as making pressure on seperation of state and religion in every single country, including Iran…

    Free Sakineh now! Free the green revolution prisoners now!…

    The challenge for the present Muslim societies is to transform Quran into a higher dimension with rejection punishment to death by higher degree interpretations and not just literal interpretations. But, the seperation of religion and state in the Muslim world is a MUST! Only then they can succed to transform their civilisation into a better one…

  8. Val Jacobs

    Please help to end this barbaric practice.

    • dicono che sono muslimani ,questo sono le persone che uno non sa come definirle che si divertono uzare la violenza contro suo popolo io li ciamerei bastardi

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