Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Two women sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran

A court in Karaj, outside Tehran, has condemned two women to be stoned to death after they were convicted of adultery, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty reported Tuesday.

Zohreh and Azar Kabiri had already been detained for a lesser crime, having “illegitimate” relations with other men, a crime for which they have been whipped. The Iranian courts reportedly disregarded procedures and tried and sentenced the sisters twice for the same crime – once for “illegitimate” relations and once more for adultery.

The lawyer for the women, Jabbar Solati, is desperate to contact judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi-Shahrudi. “If he is informed on the matter he would react immediately,” Hashemi-Shahrudi said. “He knows it is illegal to process a case twice.”

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