Speak Up to Save Mother of Two from Hanging in Iran


Today the Iranian regime is planning to execute, by hanging, a 43-year-old mother of two whose plight at the hands of Iran’s radical Islamist government has prompted an international outcry.

In September I wrote about this woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, whose brave children have spoken up loud and clear to beg for their mother’s life – no small act of courage in a country where speaking up can and often does get people tortured and killed by the regime. Human rights groups say that her “confession” to adultery and abetting the murder of her husband was coerced by torture.

Even on this eventful post-midterm-election day in the U.S., politicians are weighing in.

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented on the matter yesterday. Says Ros-Lehtinen:

“I am extremely concerned by reports that the Iranian regime might execute Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani as soon as tomorrow. 

 “Sakineh’s murder would be one of the most recent examples of the Iranian regime’s despicable behavior and egregious human rights record. 

 “If an apathetic world fails to hold Tehran accountable for these abuses, they will no doubt continue and intensify.  It is up to all of us to stand up, make our voices heard, and bring the necessary pressure on Tehran to save Sakineh’s life.”

Sign on here to a petition to save this woman’s life.






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