Thursday, March 27, 2008

Another woman saved from death by stoning  

In Iran, if a woman committs adultery, she could be sentenced to be stoned to death. For those of you who don't know, stoning involves a group of people literally throwing stones at someone until they die. It's inhumane. Luckily, a group of activists have organized the Stop Stoning Forever campaign, which has successfully saved six people from death by stoning since 2006. Recently, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, a woman convicted of adultery, was released from prison and saved from being stoned to death by this wonderful organization. The leader of the campaign commented:

"It was a rare ruling… I cannot tell how the commission came up with this decision… But you cannot deny the role of public opinion and domestic and international pressures."

If you would like to help deem stoning as an unacceptable form of punishment, click here to sign a petition, sponsored by Stop Stoning Forever.

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3 comments: to “ Another woman saved from death by stoning

  • March 31, 2008 at 12:50 AM  

    This was a really interesting post! I loved reading it and I submitted it to - you should go and vote on it. Yearblook is a competition to find each day's best blog posts. At the end of the year, the 365 best posts (1 from each day) will be published in a book (a real, printed book you will find on Amazon).

  • April 1, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

    Stoning, I've heard, is actually when someone puts a wooden board on you while you're laying down. Then they pile rocks on top of it until you suffocate. But there could be more than one method. Torture is pretty flexible.

  • April 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM  

    That's actually another form of stoning, usually called "crushing." Both forms take place, although I think the actual throwing form is more common.