As you read this a life hangs in the balance. A forty-two-year-old Iranian mother, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, has been convicted of adultery while being married and has been sentenced to death by stoning. As family members of Sakineh have reported, she was originally convicted of adultery in 2006 and received ninety-nine lashes as punishment. Then, recently, her case was reopened and the judge decided to sentence her to stoning.As a citizen of not only Canada but the world, I have signed the petition. These heinous and barbaric acts must end. Are Iranian women any less human beings that you or I? It is now the 21st century. At what point does humanity stand and simply say enough. I make that stand now. Will you join me, Peter Gabriel, Anne Lenox, Solomon Rushdie, Heather Reisman, Louise Denys, Marina Nemet and thousands more?Heather Reisman CEO of Chapters Indigo has launched a website for Sakineh and writing a letter to Iranian authorities. I immediately got on board. The website is now up and running. Please share the link with all your contacts and sign the petition on the site. International pressure can save this woman's life.
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Special invited guests on this emergency broadcast:Heather Reisman - CEO Chapters Indigo Louise Dennys - CEO Random House Canada and a brilliant compassionate woman Marina Nemet - author "Prisoner of Tehran" escaped Evan prison after torture and execution sentence Thank you, Brent Holland