By: Dr. Marjan Abdi, IFSI Institute
Having inherited the foundation of Human Rights from a just Emperor, Cyrus the Great 2500 years ago, we must be teaching the world how to develop human souls to eradicate crime. Shamefully enough, we are witnessing the fact that even all the basic human rights are being violated in the very land of the founder of them!
Stoning is a destructive encouragement to potential inclination to crime, which is hidden in every human being by nature. We must provide a healthy education to all to avoid crimes from happening in the first place. Stoning is indeed a failure in our spiritual education.
The very person who throws the stone out of rage can simply be considered a murderer. Please stop involving people in an outrageous crime of stoning another human, and let us improve the level of education and human awareness to develop better souls for the future, if we really believe in having one for Iran and consequently for the world. The world is watching us, so we are responsible to show them a pleasant picture of our deep culture.
Every generation is responsible to learn from the mistakes of the last and evolve to higher spiritual levels of humanity, and for sure repeating the primitive way of dealing with crimes is stepping backward rather than forward.
Various human rights organizations, human rights lawyers, activists, and concerned individuals have called on the Iranian government to abolish the barbaric and violent practice of stoning. .
Hope that you, too, will join the effort of Lily Mazahery of
Legal Rights Institute Washington, DC and Nazanin Boniadi, Actress and
Human Rights Activist by urging the Iranian government to commute all sentences
of death by stoning and ask Iranian officials to abolish the practice of stoning
Please remember that YOUR SIGNATURE
DOES COUNT. Recent petitions, such as the one provided here, have
effectively saved the lives of at least two women who were originally sentenced
to death by stoning. Please do not turn your back to the innocent
Please sign up here: http://www.petitiononline.com/nostones/petition.html
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