Help Stop Stoning in Iran

Via RickB (Ten Percent):

You may remember a few weeks back an Iranian couple were sentenced to be stoned to death and after some publicity the stoning was cancelled. Well it turns out they simply waited until no-one was watching, they stoned the man Jafar Kiani to death thursday 5th July. His partner Mokarrameh Ebrahimi is now awaiting the same fate unless another wave of attention forces them to stop. So full details and contact details on Women’s field here.

And details for UK and US contacts here:-

Email to:

Ambassador Rasoul Movahedian,
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
16 Prince´s Gate
London SW7 1PT

Also the UN Ambassador is Javad Zarif email-

There is not an Iranian embassy in the US, but the Pakistan embassy handles their interests so you could email to ask for clemency to this address-


The judiciary officials have so far neither confirmed nor denied the stoning of Jafar Kiani. Silence seems to be the current policy of some judiciary officials, including Hassan Ghasemi, the Head of Judiciary Office in Ghazvin, who has told the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign activists to contact Alireza Jamshidi, the official Iranian judiciary spokesman, for answers to their questions.

By silence, they mean cowardice.  Violent thugs using religion to impose their twisted sense of morality on others.  How is stopping a loving relationship and killing the lovers anything even resembling justice or morality?

As RickB writes:

If this gets the attention the stoning video of Du’a Khalil Aswad got, if you were disgusted at that, if you read about it or read Joss Whedon’s article, well now you can actually do something this time, not just be revolted after the fact.


5 Responses

  1. It’s not only Iran.

    In Iran and post-Saddam Iraq, gay men are routinely being stoned to death for the sexual orientation. It’s criminal.

    But you never hear the Bush administration mention this human rights violation.

  2. It is criminal. It is also criminal that the Bush administration never mentions this. You’d think they’d jump at the chance to show the Iranians being oppressive, at the very least.

    The claim that the Bush administration cares about human rights has always been a sick joke. This is just one more example of why.

  3. Thanks for passing this along.
    Christopher, yes absolutely, a grim siuation.

  4. Stoning is evil and despicable. Any people who do this are garbage. Any culture or religion which condones this is garbage as well. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

  5. Little Blue,
    Then you need to throw out Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and all the cultures based on those three religions. Stoning is despicable, but what is truly upsetting about this is the killing of people over perceived sexual morality. Using the death penalty would be no different. Condemning entire cultures and religions does not help move this forward.

    Condemn the crime itself, and criticize the social and political factors which produced it. But blanket blame isn’t necessary to strike at the root of this problem.

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