Iranian Woman, Sentenced To Death By Stoning, Allegedly Confesses Under Torture

August 13th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

August 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani happens to be a woman of the Islamic Republic of Iran. She has been the recipient of the punishment of death by stoning. She was awarded this barbaric punishment by the Iranian court for allegedly participating in the assassination of her husband. This female happens to be a Mom of two children. She had recently professed, on Iranian television, her participation in her husband’s liquidation.

Her legal representative happens to be Houtan Kian. He, however, voiced to The Guardian on Thursday that his client had to experience torture after which she was compelled to participate in an interview in which she ‘admitted’ her involvement in her husband’s extermination. This ‘confessional’ interview was recorded in the prison center in Tabriz. That is the destination in which she has been incarcerated for 4 years.

Houtan Kian has divulged that Sakineh was cruelly battered and persecuted until she agreed to become visible in front of camera. The lawyer mentioned that he dreaded that the Iranian authorities would take steps to speedily accomplish the death sentence, which has purportedly been converted to hanging in the aftermath of a global chorus of disapproval since her sentencing in July.

The Guardian has supplied no particulars of the destination from which the legal representative was revealing these facts.

Another of her attorneys, Mohammad Mostafaie, had escaped from Iran this month and is currently in Norway subsequent to the discharge of an arrest warrant against him by the Iranian bureaucrats. His wife has been placed under custody.

He mentioned on Thursday that the television program in which Sakineh had emerged to confess under duress was designed to rationalize the dealings of those in Iran, who abuse their power. He declared that the Iranian Ministry of Information is culpable for this ‘confession’ and that they largely broadcast half truths and mendacious information.

The British external affairs ministry has claimed that it was sickened by the televised confession and was intensely troubled by the assertion of Sakineh’s lawyer that the profession was a consequence of merciless torture.

Amnesty International has also disparaged the television interview and the Iranian establishment. It divulged that televised ‘confessions’ have repetitively been employed by the authorities to implicate persons in detention. Many of these helpless individuals have subsequently taken back these ‘confessions’ and have alleged cruelty. It asserted that the declarations uttered in such televised exchanges should have no influence on the Iranian judiciary or the appeal to reevaluate her case. This newest video demonstrates nothing more than the paucity of substantiation against Sakineh.

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