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The just elected Brazil President: Dilma condemns execution of Iranian Sakineh

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ICAS Editor Note: Dilma was elected as Brazil’s President in the second round of election on October 31, 2010. It is not hard to believe that the reason Iran was withholding its intention to execute Sakineh up until  November had something to do with the election in Brazil. Background You might recall that Lula along [...]

Amnesty international: We oppose the death penalty unconditionally, regardless of the method of execution

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, is held on death row in Tabriz Prison, north-west Iran. Following international protests, in July the Iranian embassy in London announced that she would not be stoned to death but Sakineh remains at risk of execution. We oppose the death penalty unconditionally, regardless of the method of [...]

Statement by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Denmark , Finland , Iceland , Norway and Sweden on the Possible Execution in Iran of Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani

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The Foreign Ministers of Denmark , Finland , Iceland , Norway and Sweden , gathered in Reykjavik on 3rd November 2010, have issued the following statement based on reports of the imminent execution of Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani. “We are deeply worried by reports of the possible imminent execution of the Iranian woman Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani. [...]

Edward McMillan-Scott, VP of EU Parliament associates himself with protests against the death sentence against Sakineh

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The following note was sent to Mina Ahadi and Maryam Namazie ************************************ Dear Sir or Madam, Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible for Human Rights and Democracy, would like to associate himself with protests against the death sentence against Ms Mohammadi-Ashtiani (http://iransolidarity.blogspot.com/2010/11/successful-protest-in-front-of-european.html). Mr McMillan-Scott has been involved in numerous resolutions critical of the [...]

Visual report from protests against the execution of Sakineh, Nov 3

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Bern Toronto a group of activists organized a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in Yerevan for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case

In the News: AFP, Reuters, BBC, Mirror, Guardian, CTV, CBC, Euronews, NY Times, …

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France says Iran woman will not be hanged Wednesday Reuters Africa - ‎7 hours ago‎ PARIS (Reuters) – An Iranian woman accused of adultery will not be executed on Wednesday, France’s foreign minister said, citing a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart. German-based human rights group the International Committee against … Iran to Execute Woman for Adultery Voice [...]

In the News: NY Times, Reuters, AFP, CNN, G & M, Huffington Post, The Australian, …

The Lede: Anti-Stoning Group Voices Fear Iranian Woman Could Be Executed New York Times - Robert Mackey - ‎17 minutes ago‎ According to news received by the International Committee against Stoning and International Committee against Execution on 1 November 2010, … Canada calls planned execution of Iranian woman ‘completely out of line’ Globe and Mail - Joe Friesen - ‎47 minutes ago‎ [...]

CBC interviews Bahram Soroush re Sakineh’s execution plan

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March with us to save Sakineh on 2 November

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PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE GATHERING AT THE EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN IN PARIS AT 2PM (4 Avenue d’Iéna 75116 Paris) AND MARCHING TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS. JOIN US. WE MUST SAVE SAKINEH’S LIFE AND SECURE HER FREEDOM AND THAT OF HER SON, LAWYER AND THE TWO GERMAN JOURNALISTS. AND [...]

Act Now to stop imminent execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

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ACT NOW PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE GATHERING AT THE EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN IN PARIS AT 2PM (4 Avenue d’Iéna 75116 Paris) AND MARCHING TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS. JOIN US. WE MUST SAVE SAKINEH’S LIFE AND SECURE HER FREEDOM AND THAT OF HER SON, LAWYER AND THE TWO GERMAN [...]

Press Release 84: The Islamic regime of Iran plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani immediately

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PR 84 1 November 2010 The Islamic regime of Iran plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani immediately According to news received by the International Committee against Stoning and International Committee against Execution on 1 November 2010, the authorities in Tehran have given the go ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case [...]

Open letter to Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

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Dear Mr. President, As we all know, the situation of women in some countries is abysmal. This is the case in countries under Islamic rule such as Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, in which stoning to death (lapidation) for adultery is still being implemented. In Iran, there is the well known case of Sakineh [...]

In German with English subtitle: Mina Ahadi on Sakineh Ashtiani, her son Sajjad, Houtan Kian and two German journalists

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16 October Day of Action

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16 October Day of Action calling for the release of Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Houtan Kian, and two journalists arrested on 10 October and for the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and an end to stoning and executions Belgium Brussels Date: 16 October 2010 Humanist organisations to issue open letter on the case. Contact: Peter Calluy Canada [...]

URGENT ACTION: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son and lawyer have been arrested along with two journalists

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, and lawyer, Houtan Kian, were arrested along with a German journalist and photographer in Tabriz on 10 October 2010 at 1900 hours local time. The security forces raided the lawyer’s office where an interview was taking place and arrested all four. Their whereabouts are currently unknown and no news [...]

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