Many gathered in front of the Iranian embassy to protest against the death penalty, torture and other cruel and inhumane punishments in Iran including the criminalization of consensual sexual relations. London, UK. 09/07/2010
Many gathered in front of Iranian embassy to protest against the death penalty, torture and other cruel and inhuman punishment. They opposed the criminalization of consensual sexual relations and also demanded the release of all political prisoners while some of the participants chanted ‘Down with Islamic Republic’.
Iran has announced that Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, will not be stoned to death after being convicted of adultery following an international outcry . However, fears remain that the mother-of-two could be hanged, as she has been convicted of “adultery while married”. Human rights group Amnesty International has said she was convicted in 2006 or 2007 and has previously received a flogging of 99 lashes. According Amnesty International at least 10 other people (seven women and three men) are under sentence of stoning and believes there are likely to be others.