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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Nazanin

Id like to come back to this story when ive a chance to get a few more details but im short on time at the moment.

Nazanin, 17, was sentenced to death by hanging in Iran in January for defending herself against three rapists.


  • Iran to hang teenage girl attacked by rapists


  • This is what Amnesty had to say about it:

    “Amnesty International has recorded 18 executions of child offenders in Iran since 1990. In 2005 alone, at least eight executions of child offenders were recorded. The Iranian authorities have been reported for about four years to be considering passing legislation to ban the use of the death penalty for offences committed under the age of 18. Despite this, over the past two years, the number of child offenders executed has risen”


  • Amnestys last update

  • Given how serious a situation this is, dealing with the issue of an increase in child execution (another young woman was executed in similar circumstances recently) and given the appauling treatment of women in particular (given no access to lawyers) why is there no further update from this organisation - and more tellingly, guess which story is the feature focus on Amnestys website??



    You can complain to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
    tb-petitions@ohchr.org and ask them to pressure Iran to free Nazanin. Im not sure what good it will do to be honest.


    ***Update****: Although it’s a long shot please do make your concerns known via the email address above. And publicizing Nazanins case IS important so please pick up on this story as the MSM have utterly failed to do so. Thanks to Chas for pointing out this one though.

    The comments in the article on Amnesty are bang to rights.

    The funny thing is Alex’s aunt from Brazil emailed me the other day and wished me a ‘Happy Womens Day’ and I admit I wasn’t really that sure what it was. Surely, it at least should be a day that women in the west learn of cases like Nazanins and lend support to them.

    VodkaTonic at
    Inside the Bubble has picked up on Nazanins case and examines it in the general context of human rights…the latter viewed in an article in Iran Daily... Go check it out:

    “I began this article with the plight of Nazanin. Let's look closely at the words "contradicts basic norms of human rights". Let's just START with that. What intrigues me most is the writers use of the word "human". Perhaps he should exchange that for 'male' since 'human' would cover both sexes of the species and from what we know about women and their rights in Iran, they clearly do not fall into the category of 'human'.

    And how about: "make contemptuous remarks about our faith and insult the founder of the devine religion and the prophet of mercy and kindness". WHAT mercy and kindness? I'm sure I don't have to give everyone a lesson here on the Christian faith, which our contradictory writer is so quick to put down. And let's not forget the "inhumane attitude" we westerners have when it comes to imprisoning those associated with Al Qaeda, or, as he puts it, "a few narrow minded Muslims". Narrow minded?! Oh well, Nazanin, despite being human is, afterall, just a woman. Perfectly within the norms of human rights to sentence her to death for self-defense and without a fair trial”

    11 Comments:

    At Thursday, 09 March, 2006, Blogger Chas said...

    Another great post Alison. you're on fire girl! Was this the case where she killed one of the guys, or is it that under Sharia, there weren't enough witness, therefore it "had" to be adultry? Great civilisation they got goning on, though, hanging girls.

     
    At Thursday, 09 March, 2006, Blogger Chas said...

    National Review Online has a really good article about this here.

     
    At Thursday, 09 March, 2006, Anonymous Maggie said...

    Totally agree with Chas great civilization going on there and they are being allowed by another wet organisation to develop the bomb! Come on everyone reading this sign the petition bring the matter to public notice and try and stop a young girl from being hanged...its wrong wrong wrong. Well done Alison for keeping up the information re these monsters in Iran.

     
    At Thursday, 09 March, 2006, Blogger "Alice" said...

    Wait a minute. Let me get this straight. On the one hand, this poor little girl is going to be hung for defending herself and her niece from a pack of so-called men from raping them, by stabbing one of them; and yet on the otherhand, if she had not defended herself and her niece, they would have been stoned for "allowing" themselves to be raped? Afterall, in both cases, the only witnesses to the crime would be the so-called men and the two young women.

    Oh, just...damn.

     
    At Thursday, 09 March, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why is she blindfold?

     
    At Thursday, 09 March, 2006, Blogger Rottweiler Puppy said...

    It's good to see someone else picking up on this story, Alison. It infuriates me that more people don't realise the suffering that goes on in the Islamic world. It baffles me why feminists don't speak out about this sort of thing -- Instead, we get this sort of drivel, where credulous Beeboids chat with Islamofascist females, concluding that the only problem women in Iran have is that no one listens to their 'voices'.
    ... Though, no news on when the BBC intend to listen to this voice:

    "The crowd was screaming hysterically now, and there were ripples of applause from the men. The shadow of a smile flitted across Ghorban-Ali's face; he picked up another stone, aimed more carefully, and threw it as hard as he could. This time the stone struck the woman on the forehead, just at the hairline. The skin burst open, blood began to trickle down her face, as Soraya's head jerked violently backward.
    That's it, you got her! Good for you, Ghorban-Ali. He got her, did you see? Throw another stone, go ahead, give the slut what she deserves!
    "The victim's two sons were next. They both picked up stones and threw them at the same time. One of them struck her on the head. There was a sound, like a loud hiccup, as her head jerked back."

    When I was a kid, my father used to tell me, 'You ever so much as hit a woman with the flat of your hand, then you're not a man. You're a thing.'
    No news, though, on what kind of instruction Soraya's sons received.
    And, to think, these people have the nerve to lecture us about honour.

     
    At Friday, 10 March, 2006, Anonymous Maggie said...

    It is grotesque...but then the whole islam culture regarding women is grotesque.

     
    At Friday, 10 March, 2006, Blogger Tom Tyler said...

    Call me a cynic, but I think that raising any kind of petition or putting diplomatic pressure on a nutjob country like Iran is likely to fall upon totally deaf ears. We've heard the kind of statements that they are issuing, regarding their nuclear ambitions. In my opinion, the only way forward in liberating all the citizens of Iran, male or female, is to forcibly effect regime change upon them. In other words, war. Ugly but inevitable. I wish there could be another way, but I can't see what it can be.

     
    At Friday, 10 March, 2006, Blogger krip said...

    And these nutters want to establish Sharia law HERE????

     
    At Saturday, 11 March, 2006, Blogger Hellpig said...

    No to Sharia,for it is the last step of the Cult of Islam to subjugate it's host country.

    Learn all you can about the cult of Islam because it is comming to a community near you soon.

    prophet of doom
    TROP

    On the related topic go hear to see Van Gough's SUBMISSION

    Great Blog Alison,Cheers

     
    At Sunday, 12 March, 2006, Blogger associatecontributor1 said...

    What would the Ayatollah do if she were his daughter? Oh yeah probably an "honor killing."

     

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