More cases of capital punishment – public stoning in Iran…

21 Jun

Execution by stoning aggravates the brutality of the death penalty. The stones used are specifically designed to increase the victim’s suffering. They are deliberately chosen to be large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately.

– Amnesty International Statement, Save two Iranians from public stoning

Iranian authorities have planned to publicly stoned Mokarrameh Ebrahimi and an unnamed man on 21 June, in a cemetery in Takestan, Qazvin province, believed to be the father of her child for allegedly committing adultery. Both persons have been imprisoned for the past 11 years in Choubin prison according to Amnesty International. Their latest appeal to overturn the sentence has been rejected, according to activists from Iran’s “Stop Stoning Forever” campaign.

Read the AI report on about public stoning in Iran

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