10th of Dec in the International Human Rights Day Iranian Woman sentenced to stoning, lashing and prison

10th of Dec in the International Human Rights Day Iranian Woman sentenced to stoning, lashing and prison

Published by on December 11, 2015

woman-stoningA woman has been sentenced to stoning, lashing, and 25 years imprisonment in northern Iran, local state media reported, in the run-up to International Human Rights Day.

The woman, who was identified only by the initials “A.Kh.”, was sentenced in a court in Gilan Province along with two other men for alleged complicity in the murder of her husband.

One of the two men, identified by the initials R.A., was sentenced to death while the other man was handed down a 25-year prison sentence.

Local state media reported the sentencing on Saturday, however the Iranian regime’s judiciary has not officially published any information on the verdicts.


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The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

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