Iranian Mother Faces the Possibility Of Being Stoned To DeathJuly 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A 43-year-old Iranian mother, Sakineh Mohamamadi, is likely to face the sentence of being stoned to death after being convicted of perpetrating infidelity with two males, who were participants in the slaying of her husband in 2005. Sakineh happens to stem from the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz.
Sakineh was, in the beginning, awarded the penalty of 99 lashes for being involved in illegitimate relationships and then transported to jail. She is in prison even today. A complaint of murder was then launched against her. She was tried and declared to be blameworthy. The punishment of death by stoning was then the verdict.
Human rights activists have asserted that marital disloyalty in Iran carries a punishment of stoning whereas slaughter is liable to be punished by hanging. The activists have pronounced that her infidelity case was revived at some stage in her murder trial, regardless of her already having been sentenced.
Sakineh has rejected the claim that she was involved in a misdemeanor. Her children, Fasride and Sajjad, have been leading a movement for her discharge. Their endeavors have been endorsed by human rights associations.
The Jerusalem Post has asserted that, if the barbarous punishment is imposed, it would be the initial stoning to occur in Iran in numerous years. Iran is an Islamic Republic, accused by some human rights organizations, of perpetrating harsh retributions on convicts.
Unfaithfulness is banned in Iran and is normally penalized with lashes or imprisonment. Execution is allowable under Iranian law. However, stoning is infrequent.
Mohammad Mostafaie, who happens to be Sakineh’s attorney, has deemed that her capital punishment is in the offing.
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