Stoning Continues in Iran Unabatedly
Using a human rights based approach, this documents the reality of stoning in Iran in 2004. This was at a time when stoning was not widely reported, the Iranian regime denied the existence of stoning in the law, and many in the international community were unaware that stoning still occurred in Iran. Thus the primary goal of the document is to expose the reality of stoning at the time and demonstrate that stoning still occurs in Iran. This report details which laws existed in the Iranian Islamic Penal Code that sanctioned stoning, particular cases of stoning since the 2002 moratorium, and positions taken by Iranian officials (using mostly Iranian newspapers as source material.) The group also urges specific actions by the international community.