Sharia and the stoning of women in Iran


Photo : this woman is burried up to her waist in preparation for her stoning to death.

Hajiyeh Esmaelvand was killed in such a manner in December 2004. She was accused of adultery. She is but one victim of this law of the Sharia.

The stoning of women is practiced in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.


Video of Stoning to Death (click here)

(Windows Media Player is needed to play the file.)

Video Running time: 15 minutes. First you'll hear a speech, then a man gets flogged. The stoning of two women starts 6 minutes into the video. Watch till the end.

Warning: even if the film quality is poor, the images are extremely powerful and are not recommanded for all.


Please write to Mr. Mohammad Khatami, president of the Islamic state of Iran, to ask him to stop this form of punishment.
Fax: 0098 21 649 5880

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