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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Iran Set To Stone Woman To Death For Adultery

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Authorities in Iran said Sunday they are again moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery...

Iran Woman In Stoning Case Attends Mother's Funeral

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning has been allowed to briefly leave the prison for her mot...

Robet De Niro, Colin Firth, Sting Call For Release Of Iran Stoning Woman

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Celebrities including Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and Sting have called on Iran to release a woman sentenced to death by stoning fo...

Rights Group Decries Iran's 'Execution Binge'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian authorities have unleashed an "execution binge" with an average rate of one person hanged every eight hour...

Iran May Commute Woman's Stoning Sentence

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Authorities reviewing a death by stoning sentence against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery could still halt the punishment,...

Why Sakineh Is a Symbol

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

What is the meaning of this mystery of iniquity that makes of a simple being, innocent in every sense of the word, the stakes of a global arm-wrestling match?

Shame on You, Press TV

Bill Shipsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Shipsey

Does no journalist at Press TV question or get to question the journalistic ethics of taking a person condemned to death and inviting them to incriminate themselves in a crime for which they have already been convicted?

Separating Fact From Fiction in Sakineh's Case

Marina Nemat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marina Nemat

The Sakineh confession broadcast on Saturday is the new episode of the strange "reality" show that the Iranian regime has staged around her case. For those of you who would like to get to the bottom of this situation, I have some advice: stick to the basics.

Iran Cannot Hide the Truth Behind Sakineh

Roya Boroumand | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roya Boroumand

Photos of Sakineh in her home circulated yesterday, giving some of us a premature sensation of relief. But anyone with knowledge of legal procedures will not be fooled by this show of strength from a powerful and brutal state.

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.

German Activists to German Pols and Business Leaders: Stop Appeasing Tehran

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

A growing offensive of promoting German-Iran relations is undercutting hard-won gains in the cooperative EU and U.S. effort to isolate Iran's government via sanctions.

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 ...

Iranian TV: Woman With Stoning Sentence Says 'I'm A Sinner'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television has broadcast a purported statement by an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in wh...

Iran to Defend Women's Rights and Philosophy? No, Unfortunately, it's Not a Joke

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

We are now nearing the moment when, from little arrangements to great back-downs, from cultural concessions to totalitarian power grabs, the United Nations institution itself will be ready for the scrap heap.

Young Man Defies Iranian Regime's Attempt to Kill His Mother - People of Goodwill Can Show Support

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Sajjad Ghaderzah, 22, the son of Sakineh Ashtiani, an Iranian woman the regime has sentenced to death by stoning, has been "severely tortured" and rem...

No Verdict In Stoning Case, Says France

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that no final decision has been made about a woman who could be stoned to death for ad...

Sakineh, Ahmadinejad, and the "Insolents"

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

And so Iran is backing down. The Islamic Republic does it in its own way, tortuously, but it is backing down -- a fact made evident this morning in two announcements by officials from Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

SOS Sakineh

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

This Tuesday, November 2nd, the news came through the Iranian networks and then the international press agencies: The execution of Sakineh could be carried out in short time.

After Sakineh, Her Son

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

Sajjad, Sakineh's son, has been fighting for months to have his mother's innocence recognized and to spare her the death by stoning to which she has been condemned by the Iranian government.

Damsels in Distress: Using Victimized Women as Political Ploys

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beenish Ahmed

Caught in the crossfire of this battle for hearts and minds waged in the most paternalistic and patriarchic of ways, women are seen invariably as victims.

The Idiocy of the Anti-Sharia Crowd

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

For those following the idiotic allegations that Sharia is creeping into American society and wonder who speaks for Islam, I think the answer is obvious. Western extremists are now the new hijackers of Islam.

Iran Stoning Death Woman May Be Spared Execution, Lawyer Says

AP | VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The international outcry over the death sentence against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery might be enough to save her from execut...

Human Rights Activists Must Work To Halt Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program, Too

Nazanin Afshin-Jam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Upholding human rights is not "meddling" in another country's internal affairs. It is a universal responsibility, especially when the Iranian people have been demanding it themselves, sacrificing their freedom and their lives for it.

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.