Carla Bruni, first lady of France, and French actress Isabelle Adjani have been singled out by the Iranian paper Kayhan as prostitutes and immoral women. This follows their appeal that an "adulterous" Iranian woman should not be stoned to death.
“France will not abandon you.” Carla Bruni has joined the clamor of voices around the world which is calling for clemency for Ashtiani, condemned to death by stoning in Iran after being found guilty of adultery.
Stoning is a form of capital punishment where the proper authorities gather a group, which then proceeds to throw stones at the prisoner until they die. International rallies were held to oppose the punishment and the imprisonment of Sakine Ashtiani.
Protesters around the world raced to stop the stoning of a woman who was wrongly convicted of adultery in Iran. The Islamic Penal Code lists stoning as punishment for this crime. A world call for help has been answered and for now her life has been saved.
A Gestapo-like police state. Sickening human rights violations. Anti-Semitism and threats of genocide. A propaganda ministry worthy of Goebbels. The only difference between Nazi Germany and today's Iran are time and location. Will it all end even worse?
An Iranian woman who's accused of having committed adultery has been sentenced to death by stoning. Her husband secretly taped video footage to prove to authorities that his wife had been promiscuous. The woman’s sister was sentenced to the same fate.
The nation of Iran has been urged by Amnesty International to drop from its penal code the death sentence by stoning. Death by stoning is a fate that is awaiting 11 convicted criminals according to the group.