It is a pure outrage that the Islamic Republic has again administered 99 lashes to Sakineh Ashtiani’s broken and abused body.
It is an outrage that we do not tolerate in silence.
To protest against this torture of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, activists in Washington DC immediately went to the offices of the Islamic Republic and left her pictures and a pile of stones in front of the door, (referencing her stoning sentence), in condemnation of the reprehensible actions of the illegitimate regime of the Islamic Republic.
We then staged a mock lashing by a tree in front of the US Capitol to protest against this latest round of lashings, and to demonstrate what is happening to Sakineh while the United States stays silent on human rights issues in Iran.
We condemn the United States and the United Nations for their reprehensible silence on human rights issues in Iran. The United States should join Brazil, France, Italy, the UK, and all other governments around the world who have broken their silence on the torture, stoning, lashing, and execution that goes on daily in the Islamic Republic. The Islamic Republic of Stoning, Lashing and Execution should have no place at the UN General Assembly meeting at the end of September in New York City. The Islamic Republic is not the legitimate government of people in Iran. The Islamic Republic is the murderer and torturer of people in Iran.
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