Iran Reportedly Gives Mohammadi-Ashtiani 99 Lashes for an English Photo Without a Headscarf

The world has rallied to the defense of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. We have been following the case closely on this blog with a mix of both horror and anger. However, the Iranians continue to yield to their bloodlust over her fate, even recently calling for the death of the French First Lady after she called for mercy. Now, the regime is again applying Sharia law and Mohammadi-Ashtiani, 43, was given 99 lashes because a picture was published of her without her veil.

A prison judge reportedly sentenced her to be flogged for spreading “corruption and indecency” by the publication of a photograph of her without a headscarf that appeared in a British newspaper. The Times of London ran the picture that it said was received from one of her lawyers, but the attribution of the photo is now in question. Her son says it is not in fact his mother.

The Iranians originally charged her with adultery and then, after international outcry, added a conspiracy claim in the alleged murder of her husband. Her family has complained that she has been tortured in custody.

The flogging of Mohammadi-Ashtiani would be yet another unspeakable offense against the basic human rights of this woman and yet another example of the grotesque religious-based law imposed in Iran.

We will continue, of course, to follow the plight of this woman and her family.

Source: Radio Free Europe

Jonathan Turley

46 thoughts on “Iran Reportedly Gives Mohammadi-Ashtiani 99 Lashes for an English Photo Without a Headscarf”

  1. “About the only idea he wont entertain is laissez faire capitalism . . .”

    I’ll entertain it, B.

    I just throw it out if it starts to crap on the carpets. 😀

  2. JEEPY:

    Buddha has a law degree and presumably a bachelors as well. So good try. About the only idea he wont entertain is laissez faire capitalism but he has his reasons.

    By the way, the only fool is you.

  3. Really. Tea Bagger. Is that the best you’ve got? I submit that you’ve never heard an educated person use that phrase because you don’t know any actually educated people including yourself.

    I have multiple degrees. Including a doctorate. Thus proving you wrong once again. If you were educated, you’d learn to lose with some grace instead of stamping your feet and responding with insubstantial ad hominem attacks you think are actual arguments, but that could be just a reflection of your own improper toilet training and lack of skills and knowledge.

    And yes, I am also funnier than you. Deal with it.

  4. I see you had a lower class up bringing as well. the only people I have ever heard say “you can buy them books but all they do is eat the covers” are people who do not have a college education. I have never heard an educated person use that turn of phrase.

    Obviously there is always a first time for everything but I don’t believe in coincidences.

    So tell me are you college educated? You honestly don’t sound like you are, self educated maybe but even that is doubtful. Had you been you would be more open minded and willing to entertain other ideas in a spirit of good will rather than as an imperious court jester presiding over his court of fools.

  5. No, John. It’s not apples and oranges. I’m arguing facts with cited proof and MK is arguing belief based on a fairy tale interpretation. His original (and incorrect) assertion was “[t]here is no country that should pass sharia rulings as no country has a sharia government.” Sorry, but that’s not a fact, that’s his opinion. There is a government that uses Sharia as the basis of their legal system and it is Saudi Arabia. I provided numerous examples of Sharia law in action and cited Saudi law proving that Sharia is indeed the basis for their legal system.

    An analogous situation would be if MK said there were no constitutional monarchies and I responded with the “United Kingdom” to which his response was “they aren’t a constitutional monarchy because they aren’t constitutional enough according to Billy Bob”. Right is right and wrong is wrong, but this is not an issue of semantics. Factually speaking, MK is simply wrong.

    Jeepy Creep, your inferiority complex is showing again. You know you might be as smart as I am if you read your books instead of eating them. Run along now, ‘lil Troll.

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