ICAE Press Release

ICAE Press Release No33: Tabriz Prosecution Demands Ms. Ashtiani’s Execution – Tehran High Court Considers

At today’s hearing regarding Ms Ashtiani’s case at Tehran’s High Court the chief of the 9th division, Davoudi, rejected a reopening of the trial and is instead considering Tabriz prosecutor Hossain Nobacht’s demand to execute Ms Ashtiani. Her case has now been transferred to the deputy prosecutor-general Saeed Mortazavi.

The High Court will confirm whether the execution of Ms Ashtiani can go ahead next week.

Sakine Ashtiani’s children and relatives are very concerned about this development. Hossain Nobacht had been speaking publicly about demanding Ms Ashtiani’s execution and waiting for confirmation from the Head of the Judiciary as long as ten days ago.

Mina Ahadi from ICAS says: ‘The Islamic regime has sent a political message.

Despite the many protests and international concern for Ms Ashtiani the Islamic regime continues their terror against people and especially women in Iran. Putting Ms Ashtiani’s future in the hands of Saeed Mortazavi is a very bad sign. They are preparing Ms Ashtiani’s execution. This is a very clear sign that ‘justice’ in Iran has nothing to do with being just but everything to do with being a political tool of oppression and self-preservation of the Islamic regime.’

A confirmation of the execution order for Ms Ashtiani can mean that she might be executed very soon. ICAS calls on all human rights organisations, governments and individuals worldwide to continue putting pressure on the Islamic regime of Iran until Ms Ashtiani is freed.

International Committee against Stoning
International Committee against Execution
4 August 2010


1. Contact: Mina Ahadi, Email: minaahadi@aol.com, Tel: 0049 (0) 1775692413
http://notonemoreexecution.org   http://stopstonningnow.com/wpress/

2.A note about Saeed Mortazavi, deputy prosecutor-general of Iran. He has been accused of the torture and death in custody of Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi by the Canadian government. In a report in Iran in 2010 he was named as the man responsible for abuse of dozens and death of three political prisoners at Kahrizak detention centre in 2009. He has been called “torturer of Tehran” by some observers.

Mina Ahadi
International Committee against Execution
International Committee against Stoning
Email: minaahadi@aol.com
Tel: 0049 (0) 1775692413


6 thoughts on “ICAE Press Release No33: Tabriz Prosecution Demands Ms. Ashtiani’s Execution – Tehran High Court Considers

  1. Please give compassion and justice to this woman, executing her will not help her, her children or husband. If she dies her children and family will be left bereft and the children will have to live the rest of their lives without their mother.

    Posted by Theresa Seale | August 4, 2010, 3:54 pm
  2. For the l0ve of God spare this woman who has committed no crimes.

    Posted by carole buchholz | August 4, 2010, 4:27 pm
  3. The political and religious leaders of Iran obviously hates their own people. Their vile deeds will come back to haunt them.

    Posted by Kelly Y in FL | August 4, 2010, 7:40 pm
  4. How in the world could they actually execute this poor woman. Please spare the life of a woman who is being held prisoner by a country that obviously cares nothing about themselves or their God. She doesn’t deserve this, her children don’t deserve this and the people of this country don’t deserve this.

    Posted by Melinda | August 5, 2010, 12:12 am


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