Friday, July 09, 2010

Flogging in a dead state..

I read with cautious optimism today that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani an Iranian woman convicted of the crime of "adultery" has been spared a punishment of being stoned to death by the Iranian government because of widespread universal condemnation by Governments and celebrities around the world. Being stoned to death is bad enough but it's also important to realise that this poor woman was convicted of adultery AFTER her husband had died, has already spent 4 years in prison and has received 99 lashes for her troubles.

This kind of thing is a travesty of civilisation, a deep and lasting insult to every living, breathing Iranian.

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