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Why We Should 'Adopt' Iranian Women Prisoners of Conscience

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Now that many names of those in Evin prison have been published, these courageous women must not be forgotten and the Iranian government should be pressured for their immediate release.

The "End of Stoning": Islamic Republic Style

Shadi Sadr | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Shadi Sadr

Stoning has been removed from the section of the code dealing with penalties for 'adultery.' However, sexual relation outside of marriage remains a crime.

Woman Sentenced To Stoning FREED In Iran

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: Iran state television now denies that Ashtiani has been released. Developing... * * * * * Iran has reportedly freed Sakineh Mohammadi As...

Iran's Women: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Azar Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azar Nafisi

Iranian women have once more become the standard by which degrees of freedom can be measured. Their resistance will not only shape Iran's future, but have far-reaching effects on Muslim countries and the way Islam is defined.

Femen, Ukraine Topless Women's Rights Group, Causes Stir In Protests (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The brazen young members of Ukraine's women's rights group Femen are going to new lengths to ensure their voices are heard -- and those methods often ...

Sakineh's Son Arrested: The Great Silence of Conformist Thinkers

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Sajjad, the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, was arrested three days ago in the office of her attorney, Houtan Khian, who was detained as well -- and scarcely anyone is talking about it.

There's No Stoning in Iran? Prove it, Mr. President

Marie-Josee Kravis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Josee Kravis

He came, he lied, he chuckled and he accused the West of fabricating a story about Sakinieh Mohamadi Ashtiani's death sentence by stoning. "Stoning does not exist in Iran," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iranian Woman's Stoning Sentence Suspended, Reuters Reports

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian authorities have suspended the execution by stoning of a woman convicted of adultery, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, after weeks of cond...

The Right Side of Justice: It's Time to End Stoning

Shohreh Aghdashloo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shohreh Aghdashloo

The time has come for Iranians, Muslims, indeed all people who truly believe in human dignity to insist that this shameful and barbaric act of stoning be ended now and forevermore.

Save Sakineh

Ricken Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ricken Patel

While Sakineh will reportedly not be stoned, she may still be hanged -- and, right now, fifteen more people in Iran like Sakineh are awaiting death by stoning.

Iranian Mother Could Be Stoned To Death 'At Any Minute'

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 42-year-old mother of two faces the punishment of death by stoning in Iran after authorities convicted her of adultery. And according to Mina Ahadi,...

Iranian Man Stoned To Death For Adultery

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A man found guilty of adultery has been stoned to death in Iran in spite of a ban on the practice....