Iran: Man and Woman Sentenced to Death by "Stoning" for Alleged Adultery under Sharia Law

 Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:51 AM

Stoning [Rajm in Arabic] to death is a barbaric act from a primitive societies
 in the world, women have become victims of honor killing in the world.

Criminal Court of Lorestan province issued a barbaric sentence as stoning (Rajm) against a man and woman for alleged liaison according to the lawsuit case called "Grab Clip", confirms HRANA news agency.

The sentence, which is being identified as an inhuman sentence, was issued by the criminal court whereas the former chief of judiciary department ruled out against stoning.

The news agency added that branch 1 of the court convicted man initial Kh.A and woman S.M to stoning for alleged adultery.

The sentence was come out against them in the court as an initial trial and their lawyers can submit a bill to Iran Supreme Court over the unjust sentence, HRANA quoting reliable sources. In spite of this gloomy reality, there are grounds to hope if the lawyers win in court and the case may face appeal.

In 2012, Iran�s Judiciary spokesman declared that stoning no longer exists in the new ratified penal code.

Previously, local human rights activists in Iran launched a "Stop Stoning Forever" campaign following the May 2006 stonings in Mashhad.

The picture belongs to the "Stoning of Soraya�s" movie.

International community identifies stoning as a brutal and barbaric execution. Human Rights activists and organizations have repeatedly concerned over the grotesque and unacceptable sentence and called on the authorities to repeal or amend the country's Penal Code.

"The Islamic Penal Code in Iran dictates execution by stoning for those who are being accused of an alleged adultery. Stoning is large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victims immediately. The execution is a method of capital punishment whereby a group hurls stones, predominantly with increasing speed, at a person until he/she die." It is a practice allegedly found in the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, northern Nigeria, Aceh Province of Indonesia, Afghanistan, and parts of Pakistan."

In this case, the chief of justice of the province, the attorney general of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, Cyber Police (FATA), Intelligence Police and Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran (abbreviated as NAJA in Persian) have involved in collecting documents and clues which were referred to the court.

In this regard, Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group is really worried about the harsh sentence against whose case is highlighted in the initial trial. The rights group calls human rights defenders around the world to urge the Iranian authorities to heed our calls, and bring pressure upon them to obtain an end to this horrendous practice.