The Statement of the protest action of August 28, 2010 by
100 Cities Around the World Against Stoning
On August 28, 2010 one hundred cities around the world are rising up to protest the barbaric practice of stoning, as well as to save the life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in
. This day will be recorded in the annals of humanity as a manifestation of the protest, during the prior weeks, by millions of people across the globe against stoning as the most heinous form of medieval cruelty. It is a disgrace to humanity that, at the close of the first decade of the twenty-first century, stoning is still practiced in Iran and similar Islam-stricken countries. We, the citizens of 100 cities, hereby unequivocally declare that this blot must be removed from the face of humanity immediately and permanently. Iran
On this day we also protest against the regime of stoning in
. This regime has, during the 31 years of its existence, committed genocide, established a system of sexual apartheid in Iran , and made imprisonment, execution, torture, rape of political prisoners, and the rule of pre-medieval Islamic Sharia the law of the land. Such a regime is not the representative of the people of Iran . It is their murderer, and its leaders must be brought to trial before international tribunals for their crimes against humanity. Iran
Further, the international protest of August 28 is yet another manifestation of the solidarity of people around the world with the people of Iran, who have heroically risen up to bring down the regime of stoning, the Islamic code of punishment (Qesaas), Hijab, torture, and execution. We, the citizens of 100 cities worldwide, proudly declare that we consider ourselves the standard bearers of the universal front of humanity against barbarity. We support the struggles of the people of
against one of the cruelest regimes in the history of humankind. We, therefore, emphatically declare, on behalf of the world’s civilized humanity, that the path to the liberation of the Iranian people will not pass through threats or military action against, the country, but through the removal of the regime of the Islamic Republic by the power of the struggles of people in Iran and across the world. Iran
The following are our common demands on August 28, 2010 throughout 100 cities of the world:
1- The immediate and unconditional freedom of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and all other prisoners in
sentenced to be stoned to death. Iran
2- The abolition of stoning in
and elsewhere. We demand that the United Nations urgently adopt a specific resolution forbidding stoning as an inhuman punishment all over the world. Iran
3- Not recognizing the Islamic regime of stoning in
as the government of that country and, thus, banning it from all international bodies. Iran
4- Bringing to trial the perpetrators of stoning. Stoning is one of the most abominable forms of crime against humanity. Any individual, group, organization or state executing the punishment of stoning must be prosecuted and tried by international tribunals.
We continue our struggles until we have achieved all of these demands. As an immediate, primary step to that end, we demand that Mahmood Ahmadinejad, the president of the regime of stoning, be stopped from entering the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2010.
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Ato público internacional contra o apedrejamento
O regime do Irã recusou a oferta do Brasil de acolher Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Depois de ter dado 99 chibatadas nesta mulher na frente de seu próprio filho e a condenado a 10 anos de prisão por “perturbar a paz social”, o regime dos aiatolás insiste em continuar o processo de condenação de Sakineh à morte por apedrejamento sob falsas acusações de adultério.
A pena por apedrejamento consiste em enterrar a mulher até a altura dos ombros e atirar pedras contra sua cabeça, com tamanho certo para não matá-la de imediato mas fazer com que sofra lentamente com os golpes até o fim.
Convidamos você para se juntar a nós numa manifestação contra esta brutalidade.
Vamos mostrar que os brasileiros não toleram a crueldade e a opressão, e que o interesse do nosso governo na economia do Irã não é maior do que nosso respeito pela vida humana!
CONDENAMOS O APEDREJAMENTO, A LEI IRANIANA, E O SILÊNCIO DO GOVERNO BRASILEIRO FRENTE À VIOLAÇÃO CONSTANTE DE DIREITOS HUMANOS QUE ACONTECE NO IRÃ!
100 cidades no mundo todo vão protestar ao mesmo tempo. Mais de 65 cidades já confirmaram.
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