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Sunday, 19 September 2010

European Parliament: VP wants to organise women in support of Sakineh

Death by StoningImage by • Bruce via FlickrADNKronos:
European parliament vice-president Roberta Angelilli intends to help organise a Italian and European networks of women in support of an Iranian woman death-by-stoning has been suspended.
"We decided to build a network of women for Sakineh," Angelilli told Adnkronos International (AKI) in an interview on Friday. "It would be a bipartisan grouping of diverse political interests on the European and national level.
"All politicians would be involved to keep interest going in this case and to try to bring forward a motion by the European Parliament that would guard the rights of women and all the people in Iran."
AKI's newly launched 'Flowers not Stones!' campaign aims to save the life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, a mother of two who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery and helping kill her husband.
Background: Woman's stoning put on hold.
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