Why the UN Should be Stoned

About: status of women in iran somewhat dubious | the weekly standard

Be OUTRAGED! (I AM!)
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The Islamic Republic of Iran was named to a four-year seat on the UN Commission on the Status of Women in April. In its capacity there, Iran will be part of the "principal global policy-making body" on women's rights. According to the UN, "the Commission also makes recommendations to the Council on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women's rights." Ashtiani's stoning is imminent. Might be a good time to recommend an urgent problem requiring immediate attention.
Ashtiani will be put to death by stoning. She will be buried to her chest in the ground, at which point stones "large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill her immediately" will be hurled at her head. The public will not be allowed to see the execution for fear of a backlash against leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
... It takes two to tango, I would like to see equivalent punishment for the male counterpart in such adulteries. It would probably take only one or two before the law & punishment got abandoned. Here is another perspective on the UN Human Rights Council & Iran - here.


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  1. adultery
  2. stoning to death
  3. iran

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2010-07-03 08:54:41 14034
Why did the UN name IRAN to the Commission?   Was it something they had to do legally to follow their previous rulings?  Or was it some kind of statement by some delegates to the UN that endorses IRAN's policies towards women? 
Wikipedia: ... The Commission consists of one representative from each of the 45 Member States elected by the Council on the basis of equitable geographical distribution: thirteen members from Africa; eleven from Asia; nine from Latin America and Caribbean; eight from Western Europe and other States and four from Eastern Europe. Members are elected for a period of four years
... It doesn't matter a lot how they got there, it is incongruent that they are there & persist with their stoning of adulterous women (or men)!


Mark de LA says
Update: Quran doesn't call for stoning for adultery.  Several headlines in the Google News Fronton the subject suggest that Iran is backing down however none outright says the "sentence" is commuted presumably to 100 lashes.

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