Iran: Stopping the stoning of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi

This documentary is a WLUML production, supported by City University of Hong Kong. The Stop Stoning Forever (SSF) campaign broke the news of scheduled stoning of Jafar Kiani and Mokarrameh Ebrahimi on 19 June 2007, and the public reaction led to the order of stoning being stayed. Jafar Kiani was stoned to death on 5 July, 2007.

Council member and an active networker of WLUML and recipient of several international prizes for her work as a human rights defender, Shadi Sadr was Mokarremeh Ebrahimi's lawyer and the founder of the Iranian campaign Stop Stoning Forever (SSF) in 2005, as well as the advisor to the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! (SKSW Campaign). The SSF campaign was launched in 2006 with the goal of abolishing the law of stoning as a legal form of punishment for adultery. The campaign lawyers volunteered to defend more than a dozen prisoners sentenced to stoning whom they had identified in different prisons. The campaign also revealed that Mahboubeh H. and Abbas H. had been stoned secretly and under a heavy security guard in Mashhad in May 2006. The judicial authorities, however, kept denying that stoning was practiced.

You can read the text of the Islamic Penal Code of Iran and the ritual of stoning here: and