Sunday, November 4, 2012

Four women’s "stoned" bodies in Tehran forensic

Stop Stoning!
According to the reports published in some Iranian news websites, the bodies of four women who are said to have been "stoned", have been moved to Tehran forensic. In addition to injuries caused by throwing rocks, traces of torture are also visible on the head and faces of the women.
According to the report by Meli-Mazhabi website (a subsidiary to National-Religious opposition group of Iran) the corpses of four women who apparently had lost their lives following the execution of stoning decree, have been transferred by the judiciary security forces to Tehran forensic mortuary.      

The report published on Saturday, November 03, 2012 quoting from a "reliable source” says: “Besides the traces remaining from collision of stones on the head and face of the women, traces of torture and severe beatings on their bodies ahead of the stoning is also visible. Based on the contents of their files, these four women had been convicted for illicit relations and drug abuse crimes.”
It adds that no one has referred to the forensic for officially delivering the bodies during the past few days. It is not clear that on what date the trial has been held and whether or not their families are aware of their status.
News of stoning of these four women have been published while in the October 4, 2012, Allahyar Malekshahi, Law and Justice Committee chairman of Islamic Consultative Assembly (the Parliament) had spoke of determining alternative punishment for "stoning" in the new bill of "Islamic Penal Code".

Ahmed Shahid’s criticism of the stoning
Earlier, on Wednesday (October 24) the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmad Shahid in a summary of his latest report to the Third Committee of the General Assembly, so-called the "United Nations’ Human Rights Committee" criticized the new Islamic penal code of Iran saying that although changes have been made in the Stoning Code, the said decree still can be implemented considering the possibility of issuing Fatwa.

Stoning is the most violent sentences of Iran's penal code. Last year the UN Human Rights Committee blamed Iran for torturing, public executions and stoning as conventional methods in Islamic Republic of Iran. 

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