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A woman in Iran who is awaiting the death penalty of stoning for extramarital relationships is now facing 99 lashes for indecency.
10 Sep 2010
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Listen to this GREAT man as he was right than, but Israel and so many violate Gods Laws! Love, Prophet Mehdi
14 Jul 2009
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The Iranian protest movement now has a symbol and a face: Neda. Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president. Her death was captured on video by bystanders and uploaded to the internet. She died with her eyes wide open, and her last moments transcended citizen media to mainstream media, reaching millions of people. A website has been dedicated to Neda, named We are all Neda. A quote on the homepage says, “We did not throw rocks at them, we cried ‘we want freedom'. They shot us.” Both Iranians and non-Iranians are leaving comments in memory of Neda on the site. So far, there are nearly 3,500 and the numbers are growing rapidly. Distributed by Tubemogul.
24 May 2010
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Transcript by Newsy**** BY STEVEN HSIEH You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy The story of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery has caused international outrage. Now- that woman- Sakineh Ashtiani’s has supposedly “confessed” to helping her lover kill the husband she is accused of cheating on. Of course- the confession came during a documentary that aired on the government-run Press TV. Analysts say the documentary is an attempt by the Iranian government to deflect criticism over Sakineh’s harsh punishment. “One day he called me and told me to send my children to my mother’s house in Tabriz. I asked why. He said, ‘Tomorrow I want to kill your husband.’ I asked how. He said, ‘You inject him with a drug and make him unconscious. Then I’ll come and electrocute him.’” (Sky News) The documentary resembles a Court TV report- walking the audience through Sakineh’s story as if every event is proven fact. Majikian: “If anyone betrays, that is, he goes against his vow, that is a promise he or she gives. If you don’t respect your word, no one will respect you. Reporter:” But Sakineh’s story was more than just an affair or a betrayal. It was a betrayal that led to murder.” But CBC points out what many are thinking- that the confession was forced. “A confession, advocates say, was almost certainly made under duress. Iran has said Ashtiani’s case is being manipulated by the West to undermine the country. Human rights advocates say it is Iran that is guilty of manipulation, and this latest example is one of the most egregious yet." And a Huffington Post blogger says Iranian authorities dipped to a new low in distracting the public from its human rights record. She says it’s pretty clear what’s going on here. “Anyone with knowledge of legal procedures, of the minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners, or plain common sense, will not be fooled by this show of strength from a powerful and brutal state that can and does coerce citizens into confessing to crimes they may or may not have committed.” Finally, a writer for the Telegraph says Sakineh’s case is one of many in Iran, and international attention could possibly have counterproductive consequences. “The causes célèbres we pick on often seem to such places random and motivated by broader political concerns…from the Iranians’ point of view, our sudden singling out of [Sakineh’s] case is capricious, and demands similar treatment in return.” The documentary does not say whether Sakineh will still be executed- but it does point out that her case is still making its way through the Iranian legal system. Get more multisource political video news analysis from Newsy.
14 Dec 2010
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