Sakineh Mohammadi on verge of stoning to death !!

Sakineh has been in prison for the past 5 years and waiting these 5 years agonizingly for being stoned to death.

Her death sentence has been commuted to her on the charges of Adultery .

She has already under gone her 90 lashes, for having illegitimate relation with a man called Nasser and Seyed ALi.

According to her lawyer, Sakineh has in numerous times denounced the charges as illegal and false , but the sentence was passed by the Judge presiding on her case on his personal judgment and not according to the stated article 83 which brings ino light a new set of investigations if the prisoner denounces the charges.


Sakineh Mohammadi was convicted on 15 May 2006 of having had an “illicit relationship” with two men. She received flogging of 99 lashes as her sentence. She was subsequently accused of “adultery while being married" in September 2006 during the trial of a man accused of murdering her husband. In this trial, Sakineh Mohammadi retracted a “confession” that she had made during her pre-trial interrogation, alleging that she had been forced to make it under duress, and denied the charge of adultery. Two of the five judges found her not guilty, noting that she had already been flogged and adding that they did not find the necessary proof of adultery in the case against her. However, the three other judges, including the presiding judge, found her guilty on the basis of “the knowledge of the judge”, a provision in Iranian law that allows judges to make their own subjective and possibly arbitrary determination whether an accused person is guilty even in the absence of clear or conclusive evidence. Having been convicted by a majority of the five judges, Sakineh Mohammadi was sentenced to death by stoning.

Her death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court on 27 May 2007. Her case has been sent to the Amnesty and Clemency Commission twice, but her request for clemency was rejected on both occasions.

Sakineh Mohammadi’s lawyer again asked the Amnesty and Clemency Commission to review her case three months ago. It is not known how long this will take, but if rejected she would be at immediate risk of execution by stoning


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