By Iran Probe Staff
Monday, 6 February 2017
Man & woman sentenced to stoning to death
Iran’s judiciary has once again issued a stoning-to-death ruling for two individuals. There are indications that such charges have been fabricated by the notorious Ministry of Intelligence.
A court of Lorestan Province, western Iran, sentenced a man and a woman to be put to death by stoning on charges of having an immoral relationship. Prior to this the Iranian regime announced an order informing all judges not to issue any further stoning rulings. However, it appears such a measure was merely aimed at taking action in response to international pressures on stoning rulings in Iran.
Defense lawyers have 20 days to appeal at the country’s supreme court.
It is said Lorestan Province security and intelligence played a role in this case, as photos and videos have been provided of the couple’s relationship.
There is a high probability this ruling will be upheld by the Iranian regime’s supreme court. The mullahs use stoning sentences to inflict fear amongst dissidents in society, and especially in women.
In these punishments, those sentenced to death are buried into the ground to their waist, leaving them no chance to escape. In such a situation regime agents begin stoning the individual until they die. According to Iranian regime’s own laws, the stones must not be too big for the individual to die in the first few stones hurled, and must not be too small to have no effect at all. This will inflict wounds on the defendant and have them die a slow death.
Footage was taken in secret of such inhumane punishments in the past few years, and these footages were transferred outside of Iran, triggering enormous anger amongst the international community and public opinion.
From day one the mullahs have inflicted stoning as a method mandated under their so-called laws. In the past few years the Taliban and Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) have replicated the mullahs ruling Iran and used such a hideous method against individuals in public.