A teenage girl is to be stoned to death in Iran after being accused of adultery by her elderly husband.
Child bride Azar Baghery was just 15 when she was thrown in prison after she was seen walking with another man.
Her plight has come to light amid an outcry over Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtani, the 43-year-old mother of two who has been sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic state.
Rallies were held around the world yesterday as thousands of people in 20 cities, including London, turned out to support the campaign to save her and end stoning.
But the Sunday Mirror can reveal Sakineh is just one of NINE women and girls facing the same barbaric death after being convicted on the flimsiest of evidence.
After a quick search only one women’s lib publication, Ms. Magazine, has uttered a word about these atrocities to women. Kudos, Ms. At least one feminist website seems to practice what they preach:
You can join the campaign to help Ms. Mohammadi-Ashtiani and others by sending a letter to Iranian officials asking for her immediate release, as well an end to all sentences to death by stoning, and a comprehensive review of the Civil and Penal Codes of Iran which discriminate against women. Equality Now has created a letter which you can simply fill in your name and email; it can be found here.
I would have suspected other feminist websites to be on page one, two, even three of the search results in speaking out about this.
I adored this woman. I used to watch “Designing Women” with my mother as a child. Dixie Carter’s monologues as Julia Sugarbaker were mesmerizing and legendary. Her delivery, her cadence, her vocal tonality, everything about the way she spoke was divine. It’s odd, but she was an early influence.