February 22, 2018

Archives for February 2008

West should back Iranians

United Press InternationalFebruary 1, 2008By BARONESS GOULD OF POTTERNEWTONLONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Iran under the mullahs is the only country in the world that continues to hang children, and it has an equally sinister track record over its treatment of women.On Jan. 15, Amnesty International said in a report that nine women and two men in Iran are waiting to be stoned to death, adding that the "horrific practice" was "specifically designed to increase the suffering of the victims.""The majority of those sentenced to death by stoning are women. Women suffer disproportionately from such punishment. One reason is that they are not treated equally before the law and courts, in clear violation … [Read more...]