Iranian Justice: Eight Women Face Stoning Deaths for Adultery

250px-flag_of_iransvgIran is reportedly preparing for the possible stoning to death of as many as eight women for adultery in its medieval legal system. In one case involving a woman, Ashraf Kalhori, who was accused of both adultery and taking part in the murder of her husband. In Iran, she faced 15 years for the murder, but a stoning death for the adultery.

Likewise, a woman known only as Iran was implicated in the death of her husband but will be stoned to death for her alleged adultery with a neighbor’s son. The husband saw Iran speaking with the boy and attacked her — knocking her unconscious. The boy then killed the husband while she was unconscious.

It is the same fate as Khayrieh, who was sentenced to death for complicity in the murder of her husband by a relative. She admits that she had an affair but insists that she had no knowledge of the murder. She will die for the adultery.

Amnesty has documented these cases and is calling on the world to demand Iran stop the stonings. Iran’s perverse use of Sharia law is not likely to end. The discrimination and abuse of women in the country should be a matter for international outrage and sanctions.

For the press release from Amnesty International, click here.

12 thoughts on “Iranian Justice: Eight Women Face Stoning Deaths for Adultery”

  1. Jesus said “you without sin caste the first stone”.Need i say more?This is so sickening that it makes me want to throw-up.Hipocrites & spirituelly blind people run that country.

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  3. “The husband saw Iran speaking with the boy and attacked her”

    How, in anyone’s religion, could this be considered adultery?

  4. CNN is running a related story today about a 75 year Saudi woman who was sentenced to 40 lashes, for “mingling”:

    One of the two men who visited the woman in her home to deliver some bread to her, claims it was all “Kosher” because, after all, when the man (who is now 24) was an infant, this woman had breast fed him, which apparently under Sharia law allows the man and woman to be together, un-chaperoned, so to speak.

    Apparently the cops did not buy the breast feeding excuse and he was arrested, as was the friend that accompanied him on the bread delivery.

    Just proves that there really is an alternate universe, where black is white and white is black, where you can be stoned to death for talking to a member of the opposite sex, but just given a few years in prison for killing someone. I think I’ll go stand on my hands now, and walk backward…

  5. Funny, I always get stoned before I commit adultery. Wow, I guess our country really is different then them Arabs.

  6. Every culture is beautiful . . . except the parts that advocate repression, oppression, torture, murder on religious grounds and/or encourage division based in non-rational beliefs over facts.

  7. Those religious folks in Iran are just devout Dylan fans and they hear Allah a’sangin’ this song in their heads while facin’ Mecca.

    All together now, 1-2-3:

    Well, they’ll stone you when you walk all alone.
    They’ll stone you when you are walking home.
    They’ll stone you and then say you are brave.
    They’ll stone you when you are set down in your *grave*.
    But I would not feel so all alone,
    Everybody must get stoned.

    Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
    Bob Dylan 1966

  8. Fundamentalist religion of every faith is the real abomination. It has nothing to do with piety and everything to do with the neurosis of the believer. While followers of these beliefs share a minor part of the blame for going with outrages,most of the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of religious leaders and their minions. Those who hold themselves up as teachers of the faith, or enforcers of the teachings, in reality are ego driven sadists. They have learned to temper their sadism by doing to others, what is too painful to do to themselves. They take secret delight in judging others, because they can’t face the true judgment of their own inner spiritual struggles.

  9. Here is another religion with its law made into the law of the land and killing women for adultery,while this same government/religion only gives a 15 year imprisonment for killing a person. Women are treated like slaves here and in most major religions. This is a Taliban-like situation and in it women are an endangered species.

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