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    Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    September 5, 2010

    CNN) -- An Iranian woman who'd already been condemned to death faces another sentence of 99 lashes because of a case of mistaken identity in a photograph, according to foes of the execution. Iranian authorities imposed the sentence after they saw the photo of a woman without a head scarf in a newspaper, the International Committee Against Stoning, a human rights group, said Friday.

    In an apology, The Times of London, which ran the photo on its front page on August 28, said the woman was wrongly identified as Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who had previously been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. The Times said the photo actually is of Susan Hejrat, a political activist living in Sweden.

    Ashtiani was sentenced to death by stoning after she was convicted of adultery. Iranian judicial authorities say a final verdict in her case has not yet been made, ISNA news agency reported recently. In July, Iran's judiciary said the case was under review. Ashtiani, who is being held in Tabriz, Iran, no longer has visitation rights, the family told CNN.
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    This barbarity goes from bad to worse. On a related note, for those who are following this case...

    August 10, 2010

    Brazil has formalized its offer of asylum to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning, Brazilian state-run media said Tuesday. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had made a previous offer for asylum, raising Ashtiani's hopes for survival. Brazil's ambassador in Tehran has now officially made the offer at Iran's foreign ministry, according to the state-run news service Agencia Brasil.

    On Saturday, Lula addressed the matter in Bogota, Colombia, where he said he had asked Amorim to ask the Brazilian ambassador in Tehran to talk to Iranian authorities about it. "I can't imagine someone being stoned," Lula said. "I can't imagine. That's why I made the request. If there was condition to send her to Brazil, we would receive her with arms wide open."

    Ashtiani has said she was "grateful" for Brazil's offer and would "graciously" accept, according to a statement from her son, Sajjad Ashtiani, who has visited his mother in a Tabriz prison. Iran rejected a previous, informal offer, saying Lula lacked sufficient information about the case.
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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Hardly any news organizations, globally, reported on it back in April when Iran was elected to the UN Commission on Women's Rights.
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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    When Iran was elected to the UN Commission on Women's Rights.
    Yeah that whole thing...

    Someone at the UN was smokin some serious...


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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Hardly any news organizations, globally, reported on it back in April when Iran was elected to the UN Commission on Women's Rights.
    What a great post. Here's the link: FOXNews.com - EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

    You're right. When I Googled to find this ('cause I couldn't believe it) Fox News was the only major media outlet to cover this story. Unbelievable.

    The mission of the U.N. Commission on Women's Rights, among other things, includes:
    •To support formulation of policy, global standards and norms on gender equality and women’s empowerment at global level, including through analysis and research;
    •To promote, support and monitor the implementation of international agreements on gender equality and empowerment of women, including the Beijing Platform for Action, at international and national levels;
    •To support the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol;
    •To promote the mainstreaming of gender perspectives across all sectors, both within and outside the United Nations system;
    It is absolutely unbelievable. Just one more reason the United Nations gets not much respect from me.

    The U.N. should EXPEL The Islamic Republic of Iran.
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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What a great post. Here's the link: FOXNews.com - EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

    You're right. When I Googled to find this ('cause I couldn't believe it) Fox News was the only major media outlet to cover this story. Unbelievable.

    The mission of the U.N. Commission on Women's Rights, among other things, includes:


    It is absolutely unbelievable. Just one more reason the United Nations gets not much respect from me.

    The U.N. should EXPEL The Islamic Republic of Iran.
    And more proof that those who don't watch Fox may miss something news worthy.
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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    I hope this woman is allowed to receive asylum in Brazil. This is truly shameful and to be honest, heartbreakingly disgusting. Iran should not be on the council for women's rights. I'm shocked that they even have that position considering women are thrashed and stoned for not wearing an oppressive headscarf. It's even more shameful to see the lack of justice in that country, and the oppressive government that imprisoned and killed protesters during their elections. My heart goes out to this woman and her son, may she have a better free life in Brazil (assuming Iran allows her to leave). When will the UN "strongly condemn" the actions on Iran?
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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Hardly any news organizations, globally, reported on it back in April when Iran was elected to the UN Commission on Women's Rights.
    Yep the only two places I saw it were Fox and NY Times. I also heard them talking about it on NPR. I look forward to the day Iran gets out of the grasp of the theocracy.

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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Hardly any news organizations, globally, reported on it back in April when Iran was elected to the UN Commission on Women's Rights.
    And so what? So you are trying to turn this tragedy into another anti UN thread?
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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And so what? So you are trying to turn this tragedy into another anti UN thread?
    Dude I have to say. The fact that Iran was appointed to that commission is enough to turn anyone off the UN... Can you blame them?

    I mean it is ironic being on that commission, and about to give a woman 99 lashes and a death sentence for "adultery"

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    Re: Iran orders 99 lashes for woman facing execution, rights group says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And so what? So you are trying to turn this tragedy into another anti UN thread?
    Yes.

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