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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sakineh Ashtiani's son: 'Do not let her be executed'

Per the latest update by the International Committee against Execution, Sakineh's lawyer met with the prosecutor's office today. However, no final decision has been made on the case and another meeting has been set for next Saturday. We need to keep the pressure on so that it will be too costly for the regime to execute her.

Here is the latest letter from her 22 year old son, Sajjad:

The Letter of Sajjad Qaderzadeh, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, to the United Nations.
12 August 2010

In the Name of Justice for Our Father, Our Mother Is Being Executed

Our mother is not a murderer. Do not let her be executed.

For five years we have endured the nightmare of our mother being stoned. There has been news of our mother’s crime – adultery – everywhere, and talk that she would be stoned to death. This frightful word, “stoned,” has been continuously repeated in connection with our mother. This has made us cry day after day and wonder how we would live without her.

Time after time we tried to help our mother. We searched different avenues. We found people who we thought might be able to help us. We wrote letters saying, “do not let the pain of our mother’s death add to our already painful lives.” I do not know why nobody listened. Perhaps there are people who enjoy seeing our mother suffer and us having dark nightmares.

Two months ago we heard that all possibilities for securing our mother’s freedom had been exhausted, and that our mother may be stoned soon. Our last option was to ask people of the world to help us. Now many people around the world talk about our mother and her fate, and this has given us positive support.

But now, suddenly, the situation has changed: [the Islamic Republic] has changed our mother’s crime to murder, with a sentence of death.

This is not true.

Whatever she says now it is because of being captured and the nightmare of stoning and the death sentence.

This is not acceptable. We know that our mother is not a murderer. Our father’s murder file has been looked into and someone else has confessed. The file is closed now; all the files are there to be seen. Now, how is it that the government sources want to open the files and judge our mother a murderer? It looks as though to be fair to our father, they want to kill our mother. What sort of justice is this?

In order to look at this situation impartially, we ask the United Nations to send a committee to Iran to review these questions.

Sajad Qaderzadeh
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son

Disseminated by the International Committee against Stoning and the International Committee against Execution

1 comment:

cynthiaalcott said...

This young man has great diplomatic skills, i.e., he is able to write to
those who would torture his mother and see her executed -- with calm, rational logic and no malice. I so pray for Sakineh and her children to be allowed to take asylum that President Da Silva has generously offered in Brazil.