Sunday, July 02, 2006

Save Malek Qorbani from stoning in Iran

Petition Online:
To: The United Nations, European Union, and other international bodies

An Islamic court in Uromiyeh, Eastern of Iran recently sentenced a yang woman to stoning for adultery. The woman, only identified, Malek Qorbani, borne in Naqadeh, now is in prison of Uromiyeh. She was condemned to stoning for adultery.

Stoning is execution by torture, an act of sheer barbarism and a hideous crime against humanity. Stoning is practiced by Islamic governments and groups imposing the Islamic Sharia law.

Under Iran's Islamic Penal Code, adultery by a married woman is punishable by stoning. The law is very specific about the manner of execution and types of stones which should be used. Article 102 states that men will be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts for the purpose of execution by stoning. READ MORE

Such savagery and barbarism must not be tolerated. Stopping stoning must be a priority for all humanitarian organizations and individuals throughout the world. We must put an end to this barbaric act once and for all.

We urge the United Nations, European Union, and other international bodies to take strong actions against Islamic Republic of Iran for inhumane and illegal treatment of the Iranian. We demand that:

Immediate abolition of stoning and all other forms of punishment for extra-marital relations and all other Shari'ah laws.

Immediate release of Malek Qorbani and all those imprisoned for extra-marital relations.

We support the efforts of the International Committee against Stoning for ending stoning in Iran. We call upon all to do the same.


The Undersigned