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Sakineh

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

And to Think That We Still Have to Argue Against the Death Penalty

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

There's Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, of course, condemned to be stoned and waiting, for the past four years, along with 23 other Iranians, to know if s...

Were Sakineh's Son and Attorney Arrested?

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

I scarcely dare imagine -- in truth, I cannot imagine -- the intellectual contortions Iranian "justice" will have to go through to justify such an extreme, arbitrary act.

Yes We Can (Save Sakineh)

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

Why a demonstration for Sakineh, the disgruntled ask? Aren't there many other Sakinehs, in Iran and elsewhere, facing the same fate? Because Sakineh is a symbol, we replied in unison.

News of Sakineh

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

Happy are those who, calm and filled with the confidence of strong minds, feel capable of telling us that the threat is past, that there will be no execution. Her former attorney, knows no such thing.

Interview: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's Son, Sajjad, Speaks

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

Sajjad is the only one who can provide exact news of his mother. With a good deal of patience and thanks to Iranian bloggers, I managed to speak with him, and it is an extremely moving story.

Three More Letters to Sakineh

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

Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and French first lady Carla Bruni are among the public figures who today published open letters to Iranian death row prisoner Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

Letter to Sakineh

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

A new initiative to try to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has just been launched in France. What does it consist of? In substance, it amounts to a daily letter to Sakineh.

Interview: Sakineh's Attorney Speaks From Exile

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

Until a few days ago, Mohamad Mostafaei was Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtian's attorney. In addition to his profession, he was one of the free voices of Iran and one of its consciences.

Sakineh Must Not Be Stoned

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

Iran is endowed with a culture as magnificent as it is immemorial, and it cannot see itself summed up, in the eyes of the world, in the bloody face, reduced to a pulp, of a woman who has been stoned.

Sakineh and Neda

Azar Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azar Nafisi

Over a year after we celebrated the life -- and mourned the death -- of a 23-year-old Iranian protestor named Neda, another very different image caught the world's attention: that of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two.