- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On July 10, 2007
- 5 Comments
According to Asriran, Jafar Kiana, 47, was stoned to death in Aghche-kand, Qazvin province, on Thursday 5 July.
The Committee against Stoning and Amnesty International are urging people to continue campaigning on behalf of his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, 43.
The two had spent more than 11 years in prison for having an ‘adulterous’ relationship. They have two children who have been ‘living’ with their mother in prison.
Their stoning was planned for 21 June but was suspended due to national and internationl pressure.
According to the news report, the stoning of Jafar Kiana was carried out by the regime’s officials.
The Islamic reigme of Iran also said that 20 more would be executed in the coming days on morality violations for such things as “rape, insulting religious sanctities and laws, and homosexuality.” The police had arrested about 1,000 people in May during a ‘morality crackdown’.
How can there be anything but rage against this Islamic barbarity?