Wednesday, 30 June 2010

STOP the STONING of Sakine Mohammadi! UPDATE

Via Stop the Stoning Of Sakine Mohammadi:

Confirmed PROTESTS this weekend -

LONDON, England: Friday July 2, 18:00-21:00 outside the Islamic Republic Embassy, 16 Prince’s Gate, London SW7 1PT, تلفن اطلاعات: 07515732665

KÖLN (Cologne), Germany: Sunday July 4, Mourning Mothers will gather at the Church Door in the City Center at 11am to protest the threatened executions of Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani and Zeinab Jalalian.

TORONTO, Canada: Sunday July 4, Community Fair at the Toronto Pride Week festivities; activities will consist of handing out flyers and talking to the community about stopping the stoning of Sakine. (more details forthcoming)

WASHINGTON DC, United States: Friday July 2, 6:00pm outside the Islamic Republic Interests Section of the Pakistani Embassy, 2209 Wisconsin Ave NW. Walk to DuPont Circle to read demands and share information with the community about Sakine Mohammadi, Zeinab Jalalian, and removing the Islamic Republic from the UN Commission on the Status of Women
You too can set up an event on Friday in your town. 




    The stoning sentence of Asharaf Kalhori, a now forty year old mother of four, was suspended 2 and half years ago thanks to international pressures.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran[IRI] is again trying to stone her to death. Her file is sent off for implementation to Tehran's criminal court. Asharf's stoning is imminent.

    We must say no to this barbaric act of IRI.

  2. There is a petition to sign on the stop stoning link. wish we had the money to go down to London again.

  3. This message from Maria Rohaly of Mission Free Iran:

    Below you will find the resolutions that we will be reading aloud at the demonstrations for Sakine Mohammadi this weekend.Please feel free to use them in your own protests/demonstrations.


    Resolutions for Protest Against Stoning of Sakine Mohammadi

    We are gathered here today in response to the plight of Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s children. They have called upon the world for help to save their mother’s life. We in [name of the place where the protest is being held]… tell them that we feel their pain and enormous grief. We want them to know that they are not alone in their sorrow and anguish.

    Dear ones! Your letter has raised a wave of sympathy and compassion, demonstrating that humanity is alive. Today we loudly declare that:

    1- The stoning verdict against Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani should be discarded.

    2- Execution is murder by the state, and stoning is the most savage and merciless form of execution and should be abolished in Iran and worldwide.

    3- Sexual relationships between adults are private matters and no individual, no institution, and especially no government has the right to interfere in these matters

    4- We strongly condemn the Islamic Republic for its barbaric implementation of stoning, execution and torture and its enforcement of Qesas laws. We call upon all international institutions as well as the United Nation and the European Union to strongly condemn the Islamic Republic and demand that Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s stoning verdict be overturned, as well as the verdicts of all others condemned to stoning and execution.

    5- We use this opportunity to demand immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.

    6- The Islamic Republic of Iran’s leaders should be prosecuted and punished in an international court on charges of stoning and execution of tens of thousands of people.

    No to execution.
    No to stoning.
    No to murderous Islamic Qesas laws.

  4. An update from Abbas Goya via Facebook:

    Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani has been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. Iran Solidarity is organising protests and acts in support of Sakine and against stoning in Iran.
    Please join our actions:

    Iran Solidarity UK
    Friday, 9 July
    IRI embassy, 16 Prince's Gate SW7 1PT
    5pm - 8pm

    Saturday 10 July
    Caravan through London against stoning in Iran. We will be meeting at 2pm on Trafalgar Square to do a stone-in act and then move towards other points in London staging more stone-in acts and to raise awareness of Sakine's sentence.
    Contact: or call 07507978745

    Iran Solidarity Sweden
    Friday 9 July
    Davidshalls Bro
    organised by IS, International Federation of Iranian Refugees and Committee for the Defence of women's rights in Iran
    Contact: Hasan Salehi +46 703171102 or Farideh Arman +46 703638088

    Friday 9 July

    Iran Solidarity Australia
    Sunday 11 July
    11am - 1pm
    outside City Hall

    What you could do to help:

    * Contact you local politicians (MPs or local government) + Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country of residence. Ask them to condemn the Stoning of Sakine Ashtiani and stoning verdict all together. Norwegian Foreign Affair Ministry has already done it. You can mention that.

    * Contact us if you are ready to take that extra step to organize an action in your town

    - Mina Ahadi: + 49 177 569 2413
    - Hasan Salehi +46 703171102 or Farideh Arman +46 703638088
    - or call +44 7507978745

    * Nearly 6000 have sent protest letters in objection to Sakine's stoning verdict. Available in 13 languages, pass the link on to your email list

    (There are other petitions you could sign on as well)

    * Invite your friends to our Facebook group