Iranian Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Has Been Released From Prison
The news is considered an exceptional victory of humanity and of the human rights activists that had fought for her release.
Mina Ahadi, an activist for human rights with the International Committee against Stoning and Execution, considers this day an immense victory for all who supported her.
Ahadi says that the release of Ashtiani shows that when people stand together for a cause they can really stop the unthinkable from happening.
Little is known as of now about the circumstances of Ashtiani’s release, most of the reports being in Arabic, but the joy of people all over the world is already showing in messages like the one written by Ahadi.
Sakineh Ashtiani was accused of adultery and was sentenced to death, but the execution was postponed also because of public attitude all over the world.
Then, the charges were changed to conspiracy to commit the murder of her husband, and Sakineth was sentenced to execution by hanging, a common thing in Iran.
Sakineh has been awaiting for her execution for months, while international pressure amounted.
In the summer outgoing president of Brazil, Ignacio da Silva, offered to grant her sanctuary to his great country. The Iranian officials refused.11