Today, Hajieh Esmailvand gets stoned to death.

Very pointless, not so mundane, but I don’t know where else to place it. It’s too late for help. I tried.

Goodbye, Hajieh.
May someone have mercy on you and throw a large brick on your temple.

The Pit would be a good place. Utterly sickening. :mad:

It’s not too late until she’s dead. Iran has a history of letting up on death sentances when international attention is focused on the accused. They use them as examples of the infinite mercy of Islam. Concerned dopers can find ways to help from Amnesty International or by googling Hajieh Esmailvand.

With Permission of TUBADIVA and 'lil Ed, Here is the Amnesty International link for this case.

Like I said, Iran has a history of rescinding it’s death sentences in high-profile cases. This is your chance to be a hero today!

Another PR problem for the Religion of Peace.

On vacation here. Weather is beautiful, looking forward to the casinos tonight, and life is good!

That is horrifying. Hard to believe that such things still happen in the world in this era.

** Captain Lance Murdoch**, thanks for the link. [it was also on the original link, though]
jjimm, You know what would happen if I had put this in the pit, right? Another accusation to me being anti-Islam. Since I happen to see the interview with the parents of Theo van Gogh, yesterday, I don’t feel like talking about Islam at all, at the moment.

[from the Amnesy site] Please remember: All appeals must arrive by 21 December 2004.

Could this be MORE inappropriate? Sorry. This was meant to be the OP for a new thread.

That’s okay, Bricker. I thought as much. Enjoy your vacation. :slight_smile:

Personally I only accuse you of such when you’re condemning (or appear to be condemning) 1.2 billion people based on the [can’t say it in MPSIMS] who do this sort of thing. In this case, in my mind, there is no argument.

The day is pretty much over and, as far as I can tell, this woman is still alive. Iranian news sources suck for getting an idea as to what’s going on in Iran, but none are reporting a stoning. It truly is important that people raise a fuss over this. There still could be time.

On a less cheery note

jjimm, indeed.
** Captain Lance Murdoch**, I don’t think the Iranian newspapers would write an English piece about the stoning of that woman, do you? I think she’s dead already. I just hope she didn’t have to suffer for too long. Thanks, though.
Just in case, you can also write to the Iranian president:

I hope that if anyone finds out more information they will keep us informed. I am glad that you posted about this; at least it reminded me of how important the work of organizations such as Amnesty International is.
The real question is, why doesn’t this sort of incident get attention in the American media? I think most people in America would be outraged if they knew this was going on.

Re. this case with Laila:

Re. Enquiries into this case at Amnesty International Denmark. I have received this reply:

The petition above is in Norwegian. Here is what the British section of Amnesty suggest you do (I phoned them - they’re OK about the C+P):

Recommended Action
Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Persian, English, French or your own language:

stating your unconditional opposition to the death penalty, as the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and violation of the right to life;

expressing concern that Hajieh Esmailvand is reportedly facing imminent execution by stoning for adultery;

asking for the trial details of the case against Hajieh Esmailvand, including details of any appeals against her convictions to be made public;

urging that the death sentence against Hajieh Esmailvand be commuted immediately;

seeking clarification about the status of the moratorium on stoning reportedly ordered by His Excellency Ayatollah Shahroudi in December 2002;

expressing concern at reports that the unnamed co-defendant of Hajieh Esmailvand has been sentenced to death for an offence committed when he was a 17 year old minor;

asking for details of the exact charges against the unnamed individual, including details of any appeals against his convictions to be made public;

urging that the death sentence against him be commuted immediately;

expressing concern and dismay that Amnesty International has recorded 10 executions of child offenders in Iran since 1990, three of them in 2004, and calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt further executions of child offenders and to pass legislation removing the provision for the execution of child offenders, thereby bringing Iran into line with its obligations under international law.


Leader of the Islamic Republic His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei The Presidency,
Palestine Avenue,
Azerbaijan Intersection,
Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: 00 98 21 649 5880 (please mark 'For the attention of the Office of His Excellency, Ayatollah al Udhma Khamenei, Qom)

[Salutation: Your Excellency]

Head of the Judiciary
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice,
Park-e Shahr,
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Email: (mark ‘Please forward to HE Ayatollah Shahroudi’)
[Salutation: Your Excellency]

Please send copies of your appeals to:
His Excellency Mr Morteza Sarmadi,
Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran,
16 Prince’s Gate,

Fax: 020 7589 4440


Centre for Women’s Participation
Dr Zahra Shojaei
Head of the Centre of Women’s Participation and Advisor to the President
128 Shaheed Labbafi Nejad Street
Tehran 13156,
Islamic Republic of Iran

Fax: 00 98 21 640 3038 Email: (please mark for the attention of Dr Zahra Shojaei)


More addresses

Minister of Justice
His Excellency Mohammad Esma’il Shoushtari
Ministry of Justice
Central Office of the Ministry of Justice
Ark Square,
Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: + 98 21 311 6567


Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance
His Excellency Ahmad Masjed Jame’i
Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
Public Relations Department,
Central Building
Kamal al-Molk Street,
Baharestan Square
Islamic Republic of Iran
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Thank you so much, Captain Lance Murdoch.
Keep mailing, everyone, please.

These are images of those who weren’t as ‘lucky’ as Hajieh Esmailvand.

**Warning: Shocking. **