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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

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...

German Journalists Detained In Iran After Interview With Son Of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two German journalists have been arrested in Iran after conducting an interview with the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentence...

German Journalists Detained In Iran After Interview With Son Of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two German journalists have been arrested in Iran after conducting an interview with the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentence...

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.

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 Women Stand Against Misogynist Ahmadinejad

Soona Samsami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Soona Samsami

Those who now callously argue that criticism of the Iranian regime amounts to a preparation for war only serve to provide the regime with the "moral" cover it needs to continue its human rights atrocities.

A Letter From Sakineh's Children

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

This is an exceptional document and, for those who defend Sakineh, especially moving. Today, Sajjad and his sister Saeidah sent a letter to address the "citizens of the world."

Iran, Sakineh: Compliments of Lewis Carroll

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

Decidedly, the Iranian judges are unrivalled when it comes to spreading confusion in a debate that is lamentably simple.

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.

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...

Sakineh Ashtiani & Iran's Media Blackout: No Coverage Of Adultery Death Sentence

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Newspapers, agencies and TV channels in Iran have been banned from reporting Mohammadi Ashtiani's death sentence, despite an international campaign la...

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.

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...

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.

In Support of Carla Bruni Sarkozy

Marina Nemat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marina Nemat

Iranian authorities have a habit of trying to distract the world from the terrible disregard for human rights in their country, and the recent attack on Bruni in the Iranian Newspaper Kayhan is another example of that policy.

Can a Petition Save a Life?

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

This is the question that those who initiated the appeal entitled "Sakineh Must Not be Stoned" a fortnight ago asked themselves. Unfortunately, no one has the answer to this dreadful question.

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...

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.

Woman Who Faced Stoning Death Allegedly 'Confesses' On Iranian State TV

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A lawyer for an Iranian woman who had faced death by stoning on an adultery conviction said Thursday he suspects she was tortured...

Medieval Morality in Abu Dhabi: Brazilian Teenager Gets Six Months In Prison for Having Sex

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

The sentencing of a 14-year-old girl to half a year in prison for having had sex is beyond the pale in 2010. President Lula should contact the UAE and bring the Brazilian teenager home immediately.