As Solidarity goes to press, the Islamic regime of Iran plans to put Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to death. The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution.
Another man has already served a prison sentence and is now free for her husband’s murder.
Ashtiani’s son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh and her lawyer Houtan Kian have been tortured in order to obtain confessions against Sakineh and themselves since their arrests on 10 October along with two German journalists.
Sajjad and Houtan Kian’s only “crime” has been to defend Ashtiani and proclaim her innocence with facts and evidence.
The International Committee Against Stoning and Execution calls on international bodies and the people of the world to come out in force against the state-sponsored murder of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Ashtiani, Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Houtan Kian and the two German journalists must be released.
1. Contact government officials, MPs, MEPs. Governments must summon the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ambassador.
[First starred box: given name; second starred box: family name; third: your email address]
Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader; email via website: www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter (English)
• www.iransolidarity.org.uk, iransolidarity.blogspot.com