Friday, November 12, 2010

Topless Feminists Decry Iranian Stoning Sentence

(Kiev, Ukraine) During an Iranian cultural event at the Ukrainian House Convention Center, a number of feminists from the Femen group protested topless against the death sentence imposed on Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani.

Ashtiani allegedly committed adultery and murder.

Police arrest feminist protesters

Hundreds of Ukrainian and Iranian dignitaries were in earshot of the protesters calling for a stop to "court-sanctioned" murder.
'Don't kill women!' shouted one as security guards moved to expel the protesters after a scuffle.

The audience at the even later received an apology from Ukrainian officials, who said: 'At least we don't have to be ashamed about what we have on display.'

Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani's case, which Iranian authorities say is under review, has sparked international protests in recent months.

The 43-year-old mother of two is currently imprisoned in the north-western city of Tabriz.
According to Iran's top prosecutor, the Ashtiani case hasn't yet been finalized.

Companion post at TJR w/NSFW pic.

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