Event Reports, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

September 5, 2010: Washington DC Protests against New Lashing of Sakineh Ashtiani

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.

Photos courtesy of PR for Personal Rights

Discussion

3 thoughts on “September 5, 2010: Washington DC Protests against New Lashing of Sakineh Ashtiani

  1. Condemn the US and the UN? I don’t think you want US to get involved with piece of crap Iran. Condemn the US for THIS one issue? There are plenty of much bigger issues in the rest of the islamic countries. Same crap goes on in saudi arabia, pakistan, syria, etc. I was born and raised in one of these countries, and I have no sympathy for their OWN choices. Everything that happens to them is always the US’ fault. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they blame US for this too.

    Posted by I_hate_Islam | September 6, 2010, 8:10 pm
  2. I just want to say THANK YOU to the people that were involved in protesting this outrageous and cruel lashing that poor Sakineh has had to endure. I wish I could have been there. I wish it would have been prevented. My heart goes out to Sakineh and recoils for the bitter and unjust punishments this woman, who in the US would be innocent of any crime, has endured.

    Posted by Maryam | September 7, 2010, 8:14 am

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