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Mother of 2 faces death by stoning
WorldNetDaily ^ | August 19, 2006 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 08/19/2006 1:20:03 PM PDT by rightalien

Human rights groups and concerned individuals worldwide are demanding an end to stoning executions in Iran – and right now are pressuring the head of the Islamic nation's judiciary to lift the death sentence against a 34-year-old mother of two young children.

Malak Ghorbany was sentenced to death June 28 by a court in the Iranian city of Urmia after being found guilty of committing "adultery."

Under Iran's strict Sharia law, women sentenced to execution by stoning have their hands bound behind their back. They are wrapped from head to toe in sheets before being seated in a pit. The ditch is filled up to their breasts with dirt, and the soil is packed tightly before people assemble to execute the woman by pitching rocks at her head and upper body.

Article 104 of the Iranian Penal Code states that the stones used for execution should "not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes, nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones."

Ironically, the court sentenced the woman's brother Abu Bakr Ghorbany and husband Mohammad Daneshfar to only six years in jail for killing her lover. According to Sharia law, murder carries a lesser penalty than "crimes against chastity."

Stonings decreased after international pressure on former reformist President Mohammad Khatami in the late '90s. And Ayatollah Shahroudi, the current head of Iran's judiciary, issued a ruling to judges ordering a moratorium on execution by stoning in December 2002. But the brutal killings have continued and the practice was never abolished from the penal code of the Islamic Republic. In May, two other women, Abbas Hajizadeh and Mahboubeh Mohammadi, were executed for committing adultery, with more than 100 members of the Revolutionary Guards and Bassij Forces participating in the stoning.

Adding to the voices urging Shahroudi to lift the stoning order, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. State Department to condemn the impending execution by stoning of two Iranian women, Ghorbany and Ashraf Kolhari.

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, an Iranian-American, introduced the resolution and brought it to a vote August 15.

Lily Mazahery, president of the Legal Rights Institute in Washington, D.C., had the lead role in drafting the San Francisco resolution, telling WND: "Malak is receiving the penalty of death for having committed 'adultery,' which, under the Sharia legal system includes any type of intimate relationship between a girl/woman and a man to whom she is not permanently or temporarily married. Such a relationship does not necessarily mean a sexual relationship. Further, charges of adultery are routinely issued to women/girls who have been raped, and they are sentenced to death."

The other woman referenced in the resolution, Kolhari, was sentenced to 15 years in Tehran's Evin prison for allegedly participating in the murder of her husband. Her lawyer, Shadi Sadr, said: "After she was arrested, they obtained a forced 'confession' from her, stating that she had been involved in an extramarital affair with the man who had murdered her husband." This led to a sentence of stoning for adultery as a married woman. The 37-year-old mother had previously filed for divorce, but it was rejected by the court because she has four children.

An Islamic women's organization, Women Living Under Muslim Laws, announced Aug. 11 that Shahroudi had responded to pleas for Kolhari's life. The group's website stated, "We are glad to inform you that we have heard that Ayatollah Shahroudi has acted to stop the execution of Ashraf, the 37-year-old mother of four, who was sentenced to stoning for having had extramarital sex. However, her fate is not yet clear and we urge you to continue writing to the Iranian authorities on her behalf."

Sadr reportedly encouraged continuous public outcry to ensure Kolahri's safety. She said, "I am asking you to please continue your efforts and keep your voices loud until we make sure that [Kolhari] is safe."

However, Ghorbany's fate remains undecided.

The Islamic regime has officially stayed her execution until a new trial is conducted. Mazahery holds little hope for re-examination of the case, and she intends to put intense international pressure on Shahroudi. She told WND the Islamic regime tries to silence the objections of the international human rights lawyers and organizations by initially caving in and granting a stay of execution until a new trial is set.

"The Islamic regime has been known to say one thing and do exactly the opposite," Mazahery said. "It is still quite possible that the Islamic regime will schedule a rush sham trial and re-issue the same sentence before we have a chance to take the appropriate legal actions. It is also possible that even with a new trial, Ghorbany would still receive the same sentence or be sentenced to death by public hanging instead."

Ironically, Iran is a member of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, or ICCPR. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has indicated that treating adultery and fornication as criminal offenses does not comply with international human rights standards. Article 7 of the ICCPR reads, "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." And Article 14 guarantees the right "to have legal assistance assigned to (the accused), in any case where the interests of justice so require."

"In 99 percent of these cases," Mazahery said, "the accused women have received no legal representation, and because, under the Sharia legal system their testimony is at best worth only half the value of the testimony of men, their so-called 'trials' last only a few minutes – after which they are immediately sentenced."

"There are no scheduled dates for such killings in Iran," Mazahery told WND. "A prisoner can be executed at any time with little or no notice at all. Needless to say, that makes matters that much more complicated and urgent in these types of cases."

Her petition to save Ghorbany's life is rapidly circulating online with more than 9,847 signatures.

"Let us all express our outrage to prevent these barbaric executions," Mazahery said. "Let us – all of us – take steps to ensure that no innocent woman will ever feel a rope around her neck or any stones launched at her helpless body by the hands of her own peers."

Mazahery translated a message written in Farsi from Ghorbany, which said: "I am not guilty of a crime. I have only committed an act that is the natural right of every human."

A petition to save Malak Ghorbany's life and contact information for Ayatollah Shahroudi are available here.

http://savemalak.googlepages.com/home


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1 posted on 08/19/2006 1:20:04 PM PDT by rightalien
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To: rightalien
Under Iran's strict Sharia law, women sentenced to execution by stoning have their hands bound behind their back. They are wrapped from head to toe in sheets before being seated in a pit. The ditch is filled up to their breasts with dirt, and the soil is packed tightly before people assemble to execute the woman by pitching rocks at her head and upper body.

Ahh, the Religion of Peace.

2 posted on 08/19/2006 1:22:28 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Trying to reason with wildfire season.)
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To: rightalien
Good grief, I really do hate these people.
3 posted on 08/19/2006 1:22:30 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for our Israeli friends. They're going to need them, as will we.)
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To: rightalien
Barbaric cult. The women's rights activists are up in arms over this right?..right?... crickets...
4 posted on 08/19/2006 1:23:24 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: rightalien

From the article:

"Such a relationship does not necessarily mean a sexual relationship."

What does this mean? Women are being condemned to death for having platonic relationships with men?


5 posted on 08/19/2006 1:23:29 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: rightalien

It's just a woman /sarcasm


6 posted on 08/19/2006 1:23:41 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rightalien

"Further, charges of adultery are routinely issued to women/girls who have been raped, and they are sentenced to death."

Sorry, I can't help it: Any culture so perverse and vile is composed of barbaric scum and should be expunged from the face of the Earth by any means necessary.


7 posted on 08/19/2006 1:23:44 PM PDT by piytar
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To: socal_parrot

What kind of people "assemble" to do this kind of thing?


8 posted on 08/19/2006 1:24:02 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for our Israeli friends. They're going to need them, as will we.)
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To: rightalien
but according to the "human Rights Activist" and cindy sheeman et al, George Bush is the biggest terrorist in the world.....
9 posted on 08/19/2006 1:25:08 PM PDT by martinidon (Bush won sKerry lost and Soro's is out millions for nothing!)
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To: rightalien
A petition to save Malak Ghorbany's life and contact information for Ayatollah Shahroudi are available here.

Hello,Ayatollah Shahroudi...I am a pig dog infidel living here in the great satan,the USA.I don't think Malek should be stoned to death in spite of what allah's one true messenger might say because mohamed was a filthy pig fornicator and...."

10 posted on 08/19/2006 1:27:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: rightalien
"Mother of 2 faces death by stoning"

..."mother of 2 faces?" Didn't we see that on one of those papers at the supermarket checkout counter? What about the babies with 2 heads, and the Martians? Do the ROP people kill them, too?
11 posted on 08/19/2006 1:27:23 PM PDT by familyop
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To: CremeSaver
What kind of people "assemble" to do this kind of thing?

Peaceful Muslims.


12 posted on 08/19/2006 1:27:37 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: rightalien
This entire article, along with a pocket copy of the Koran, and a head scarf needs to be sent to Judge Taylor in Detroit to show here what the results of her stupid ruling on NSA wiretaps will result in.

She needs to know that this will be the fate of her daughters, nieces and other female family members once she has helps tear down the institutions that protect her sorry butt from those who do these kinds of things.


Of course I am assuming she still has the ability to think and reason, a shaky assumption anymore when dealing with liberals and the rest of the cowards, creeps, cretins and traitors in the democrat left.
13 posted on 08/19/2006 1:28:15 PM PDT by MCCRon58 (A man unwilling to fight for freedom and liberty, deserve neither. (Ain't much of a man, either))
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To: CremeSaver
"Now look, no one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle, do you understand? Even if they do say "Jehovah"! Mohammed !"< /Python>
14 posted on 08/19/2006 1:29:46 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: AppyPappy
It's just a woman /sarcasm

It's the only way to preserve her honor...

15 posted on 08/19/2006 1:30:17 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Peace In Our TimeŽ)
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To: CremeSaver
"Good grief, I really do hate these people."

Now, now...don't be so judgemental.

We must learn to respect the practices of other Peoples and Cultures.

After all, diversity is wonderful...at least that is what my country, America, keeps telling me. /sarcasm

16 posted on 08/19/2006 1:30:42 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: rightalien

Guilty until proven innocent
17 posted on 08/19/2006 1:31:09 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: rightalien

Barbarians! I can't believe we share the same planet with these people.


18 posted on 08/19/2006 1:31:09 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Michael Savage for President - 2008!)
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To: CremeSaver
What kind of people "assemble" to do this kind of thing?
muslims
19 posted on 08/19/2006 1:31:10 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: rightalien
A woman being prepared for stoning. This woman took 2.5 hours to die.


20 posted on 08/19/2006 1:31:19 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: rightalien
Who are we to judge how another culture operates?

Acceptance of other cultures is the key to multiculturalism.

Multiculturalism is the key to world peace.

Hell they could even have the stoning take place as the opening ceremony for a local multicultural commission meeting!

21 posted on 08/19/2006 1:31:29 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: socal_parrot

One of my favorite movie scenes of all time. To tell the truth, all 10 of my favorite movie scenes of all time are from Monty Python movies!


22 posted on 08/19/2006 1:32:25 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: ichabod1
It's the only way to preserve her honor... the pride of her male relatives.
23 posted on 08/19/2006 1:32:28 PM PDT by Huntress (Possession really is nine tenths of the law.)
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To: rightalien; Dad yer funny

ping-a-ling , to me

( ( { "gonna have a rockin' good time ..." } } )


24 posted on 08/19/2006 1:33:30 PM PDT by Dad yer funny (BinScentie Pox , BinLadin , 2 tall enemies)
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To: martinidon

Wow, UP with Sharia LAW says the majority of Muslims living in Great Britain. I sure hope they don't let anyone of them become pilots of airplanes.


25 posted on 08/19/2006 1:33:48 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: CremeSaver
"""What kind of people "assemble" to do this kind of thing?"""


Primitive people. who follow a primitive religion. A religion designed for Princes (and keeping them in power) and Peons(keeping them willing to support the afore mentioned princes)

A religion whose purpose is maintaining a status quo throughout eternity, and providing harsh retribution to any "unbelievers" who show, by there success and prosperity that this primitive "religion" is nothing more than a tool of the "masters" to keep their "slaves" distracted from the true source of their despair.(i.e. the princes)
26 posted on 08/19/2006 1:35:07 PM PDT by MCCRon58 (A man unwilling to fight for freedom and liberty, deserve neither. (Ain't much of a man, either))
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To: Calpernia

The terror and anguish on that poor woman's face makes me shudder. The cruelty and barbarism of Islamic society is the stuff of nightmares.


27 posted on 08/19/2006 1:35:41 PM PDT by Huntress (Possession really is nine tenths of the law.)
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To: Calpernia

The people that do this are NOT humans.


28 posted on 08/19/2006 1:35:43 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: FARS

ping


29 posted on 08/19/2006 1:35:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. "--Aeschylus)
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To: Calpernia
Ay-ay...behold the children of Allah. Behold the manifold wisdom from his prophet, Mohammed.
30 posted on 08/19/2006 1:38:02 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: martinidon; All

"but according to the "human Rights Activist" and cindy sheeman et al, George Bush is the biggest terrorist in the world....."

I think that no matter how much MSM tries to convince us otherwise, most people know the score with these regimes and the terrorists; and if they don't, atrocities like this do a much better job of convincing them who the real bad guys are than anything we could tell them.


31 posted on 08/19/2006 1:38:39 PM PDT by Mac1
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To: CremeSaver
What kind of people "assemble" to do this kind of thing?

That would have been a great question for Mike Wallace to ask his new best buddy.

32 posted on 08/19/2006 1:38:39 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: socal_parrot

33 posted on 08/19/2006 1:39:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (I LIKE you! When I am Ruler of Earth, yours will be a quick and painless death)
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To: CremeSaver
Good grief, I really do hate these people.

If the women of Islamic countries continue to permit this, I am not sure what we can do about it. It is shocking to me that the women of Islamic countries put up with this at all. It is even more shocking to me in mixed countries that any woman marry anyone who is Islamic.

But women of Islamic countries must favor this not just go along with it. Otherwise, the birthrate would not be so high in such countries.
35 posted on 08/19/2006 1:41:26 PM PDT by JLS
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To: rightalien
Adding to the voices urging Shahroudi to lift the stoning order, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. State Department to condemn the impending execution by stoning of two Iranian women, Ghorbany and Ashraf Kolhari.

Does the San Francisco Board of Supervisors sit on the UN Security Council? Do they have their own embassies and foreign policy? Don't they have a job to do???

What's happening to these women is a tragedy but what does San Frqancisco have to do with anything???

36 posted on 08/19/2006 1:42:15 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rightalien

Sick people.


37 posted on 08/19/2006 1:42:20 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kinoxi

The "thinking" of most lefty American feminazis is that they might somehow give a "free pass" to sexists in our own society if they condemn the misogynist barbarity of Islam. It's just the unfortunate ascendancy of moral and cultural relativism...


38 posted on 08/19/2006 1:43:21 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: rightalien
I wonder how the Leftists of this world think that people who stone others to death will be perfectly reasonable once they have nuclear weaponry.

Screw this multi-culti bullcrap. It's time to take that nation of throwbacks down.

39 posted on 08/19/2006 1:44:49 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Kindness to the cruel is cruelty to the kind.)
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To: CremeSaver
What kind of people "assemble" to do this kind of thing?

The same kind of people who perform human sacrifices and Satanic worship. I think it's proof of Satan, and if there is a Satan, there must be God.

40 posted on 08/19/2006 1:45:28 PM PDT by Wycowboy
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To: rightalien
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"If you are a Muslim, you MUST...watch the video to increase your knowledge of Islam.
Increasing one's knowledge about Islam is farz (compulsory)!
Also, you must force yourself to like stoning, because Mohammed ordered it.
If you are afraid to watch the video or have watched it and are disgusted by it, you will likely be punished in Hell for Kufr.
So watch the video and do NOT be disgusted!"
Source...Apostates of Islam

41 posted on 08/19/2006 1:45:42 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: marajade

YEP!


42 posted on 08/19/2006 1:45:56 PM PDT by Halls (I'm a Texan, Christian, Wife, Mother, Singer, Conservative GAL!!)
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To: darkwing104; socal_parrot; albee; kinoxi; MCCRon58; JCEccles

AAARRRRK! Peaceful Muslims and multiculturalism ( hand hitting forehead), how stupid of me, now I get it.


43 posted on 08/19/2006 1:46:13 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for our Israeli friends. They're going to need them, as will we.)
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To: MCCRon58
I think there's more to it than that--Islam seems to tap into a vein of vicious, dark sexuality--a kind of nationalized obsessive perversion. Like making sadism and pedophilia into a cult and a government--all designed to put the most dreadful of humans in touch with some inner pornographic monster. I guess any human can become a demon under the right circumstances..

It is just so ghastly--I am appalled at our society being willing to tolerate women in their slave rags walking our streets.

44 posted on 08/19/2006 1:46:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: rightalien

I just can't understand why the DemocRATS support these monsters and why they are working so hard to bring this kind of thing to America.


45 posted on 08/19/2006 1:46:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Want to "feel safer?" Elect DemocRATS and then stick your head in the sand.- The DNC)
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To: Frank_2001
Highlighting the discrepancy between the way women are treated would hurt their cause at home indeed. So they give islam a free pass to mutilate and kill.
Very true.
46 posted on 08/19/2006 1:49:16 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: rightalien

F$%k Islam. F$%k Muslims.


47 posted on 08/19/2006 1:49:27 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: socal_parrot

The suffering that the woman endures during this barbaric execution is just excruciating. There was a thread here on FR that kind of explained what the woman goes through. The first hit from a rock, the woman yells uncontrollably. During the stoning, parts of the woman's face becomes disfigured and falls off until she's literally nothing more than a bloody pulp. For this to be happening is just inexcusable, and again the crickets are chirping from the lefties and feminists.


48 posted on 08/19/2006 1:50:44 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
"What's happening to these women is a tragedy but what does San Frqancisco have to do with anything???"



What's left of the normal people here in California were kind of hoping San Fran would succeed from the Union and become there own little Chavez inspired country. We could invade, turn the city to stone and start over.
49 posted on 08/19/2006 1:51:19 PM PDT by DAC22
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To: JLS

I don't know are they so browbeaten and afraid that they accept this meekly. Obviously they do. How do women from these countries communicate with one another, are they allowed to have friends? Perhaps they are so afraid of speaking out against this that they live with this misery. I just don't know.


50 posted on 08/19/2006 1:52:31 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for our Israeli friends. They're going to need them, as will we.)
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