Iranian woman faces stoning – here’s what you can do

Kobra Najjar is an Iranian woman facing imminent execution by stoning. Why? She’s been charged with adultery – when what really happened is that her husband forced her into prostitution to support his heroin addiction. I mentioned her case in this post.

Iranian women’s rights groups report that Ms. Najjar has exhausted all legal remedies available to her domestically.

The only hope for her now is for Iranian leaders to be pressured into releasing her.

You can help. Here’s how. I join Equality Now and the International Campaign Against Honour Killings in asking you to do the following:

Please contact the Iranian officials below, calling for Kobra Najjar’s immediate release, the commutation of all sentences of death by stoning and the prohibition by law of all cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments in accordance with Iran’s obligations under the ICCPR. Urge the officials also to initiate a comprehensive review of the Civil and Penal Codes of Iran to remove all provisions that discriminate and perpetuate discrimination against women, including those regarding adultery and fornication, in accordance with Iran’s own constitutional provision for equality before the law.

His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Head of the Judiciary
c/o Ministry of Justice          
Park-e Shahr
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: iripr@iranjudiciary.org, irjpr@iranjudiciary.com and info@dadgostary-tehran.ir
Phone:  +98 21 22741002, +98 21 22741003, +98 21 22741004, +98 21 22741005  

Note: your message may bounce back to you. Please keep trying.

Please also contact the Iranian embassy in your country.

* United States: Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington, D.C.

Tel:   202-965-4990  
Fax: 202-965-1073

* United Kingdom: Embassy of Iran in London

Tel: +02072253000
Fax: +02075894440                                                                                     

* Canada: Embassy of Iran in Ottawa

Tel: 613-235-4726 Ext 225
Fax: 613-232-5712

A comprehensive list can be found by clicking the link above or by visiting this page.

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14 thoughts on “Iranian woman faces stoning – here’s what you can do

  1. “But things are getting worse. The regime’s Islamic Assembly is set to ratify a bill that will further increase the number of crimes punishable by death to incude ‘crimes’ deemed to ‘disrupt public security’ and to ‘intensify the scheme of punishment for disrupting the mental security of society.’

    The bill establishes that ‘weblogs and sites promoting corruption and apostasy are deserving of capital punishment.'”

    Rut-roh. I guess that cancels my dream vacation to sunny Iran this year.

  2. I went and signed the petition. Do you think it will do any good?? Will the Iranian folk in charge of this execution pay any heed to it?? I feel so helpless… How can such a miscarrage of justice exist in the year 2008????

  3. Our women continue to be buried in the sand…what Damn shame

    May Allah smite those who commit such injustice and oppress our women!

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