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9/12/10 5:28 P

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I wonder if any of you ladies have seen the film 'The Stoning of Soraya M ' ??
I saw it about 6 weeks ago and it was so incredibly difficult to watch, I was twitching and shifting in my chair repeatedly.
It took about 20 minutes for her to die and her children participated as well as her own father.

It was so disturbing and I likened it to the extreme discomfort I felt while seeing Passion of the Christ when it came out. Then I read the back of the dvd and saw it was the same director.

It is based on a true story, so this in fact happened.
Words escape me as to extreme cruelty women have and continue to have by the hands of men.

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I read this story too and was dismayed that this woman is destined to die one way or another, regardless of the amount of support her children have garnered for her. What's most outrageous about this whole business, is that her conviction is illegal and she should have been released years ago. We're so lucky to live in the Western world where we have so many more rights and chances for justice. Western law is by no means perfect, but this travesty certainly wouldn't be allowed to happen in the UK or USA in the present day.


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7/9/10 1:30 P

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She won't be stoned, but that doesn't mean she won't be executed: www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/07/08/i
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7/9/10 9:39 A

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Don't know if any of your local newspapers picked this up: www.thestar.com/news/world/article/8
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Sounds like the campaigns worked! Yay!

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7/8/10 12:19 A

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They're often LUCKY to be considered second class citizens.

Just a travesty. Years ago I saw footage of a stoning. It was SO upsetting.

I will definitely send an e-mail.
Thanks so much for the info.

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7/7/10 1:30 P

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Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani has been sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly committing adultery. She confessed to the crime after receiving 99 lashes, but has since retracted her confession. You can read the story here: goo.gl/iltt

There is a petition to try and stop the death sentence from being carried out, which you can access here: goo.gl/ctES

Irrespective of her guilt, this is an atrocity that shouldn't be allowed to happen. If enough people protest, maybe we can stop this happening now and in the future. All it takes is 5 minutes of your time. Send the e-mail and you could help make a difference to the lives of women in countries where they are regarded as second-class citizens.

Thanks for reading.


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