iOS app Android app

Iran Stoning

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

EU Condemns 'Barbaric' Plan To Stone Woman, Iran Scoffs At Concerns

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The international crossfire over Iran's stoning sentence for a woman convicted of adultery intensified Tuesday with a top Europea...

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, Iran Woman Who Faces Stoning Death, Lashed 99 Times

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned on an adultery conviction said Monday that he and her children are worried...

Vatican: Stoning In Iran Adultery Case 'Brutal,' May Try To Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's Life

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican raised the possibility Sunday of using behind-the-scenes diplomacy to try to save the life of an Iranian widow senten...

Carla Bruni Called 'A Prostitute' By Hardline Iran Media

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state media called France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a "prostitute" on Monday in an unusual attack on the wife of...

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.

Iranian Women Sentenced To Stoning Death Is Tormented

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — An Iranian woman whose sentence of death by stoning was lifted earlier this month says she's grateful for the international support she...

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.

Iran to Review Woman's Stoning Verdict

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The lawyer for an Iranian widow sentenced to be stoned to death for an adultery conviction expressed cautious optimism Saturday a...

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....

Two men stoned to death in Iran

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Two men convicted of adultery were stoned to death in northeastern Iran last month but a third convicted man managed to escape, I...