Against Aggression and Lapidation sign now

His Excellency Chief Justice
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Justice Building ,
Panjeh-Khordad Square
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Re.: Against Aggression and Lapidation

Your Excellency,

This e-petition was launched on International Women's Day in the sixtieth year of the UN Declaration of Human Rights in order to express our support for your efforts to end lapidation in the Iran. Please continue to use your influence to bring about first, an immediate moratorium and then, a definite ban on lapidations.

Even countries with a poor human rights record, such as the USA and Israel, do not practice this form of execution. It is worth remembering that the citizens of the USA suffer four times more homicide than those of the EU, where there is no capital punishment at all. This shows that moderation and compassion work better than cruelty when it comes to curbing unlawful behaviour. A ban on lapidation will therefore render the Islamic Republic stronger and more resilient.

It may not yet be possible to convince the most conservative citizens and politicians of the Iran that acts committed in private by consenting adults are a matter for divine judgement, not for a human court. However, there is no excuse for imposing the death penalty for such behaviour. We do use different calendars, but we all live at the same time. It would play into the hands of those who seek to isolate the Islamic Republic if a three thousand year old custom were to continue out of thoughtless conservatism. Doubtlessly, those who wish to subject the Iran to an occupation like that of the Iraq see isolation as an important step on the way to destruction.

Nothing in this petition should be misinterpreted as an encouragement to attacks of any kind on Muslims. Its sole purpose is to celebrate the 8th of March of the sixtieth year of the UN Declaration of Human Rights by encouraging you to continue your efforts to save the lives of women, juveniles and men.


Sign The Petition

OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
850 / 5000

Latest Signatures

  • 02 March 2016850. Veronique A
    I support this petition
  • 27 February 2016849. Roberto Sanzm
    The decision is in your hands, that these do not get dirty collaborating with this crime
  • 25 February 2016848. Katja P
    I support this petition
  • 25 February 2016847. Massi Keith
    I support this petition
  • 16 February 2016846. Bartozzi G
    I support this petition
  • 14 February 2016845. Marina P
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016844. Franoise D
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016843. Ameeta M
    I support this petition
  • 22 January 2016842. Bliard N
    I support this petition
  • 22 January 2016841. Inge B
    I support this petition
  • 19 January 2016840. Marlene A
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 2016839. Ftima Gilmore
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016838. Raquel Romeroc
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016837. Monique A
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015836. Una C
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015835. Armando G
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015834. Hansdieter K
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015833. Pascale B
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015832. Eva K
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015831. Nowenstein Andrade
    В
  • 14 December 2015830. Chauwin Weber
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015829. Yolanda B
    STOP AGGRESSION AND LAPIDATION
  • 09 December 2015828. Laura Fiteram
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015827. Ildik S
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015826. Libor K
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015825. Ritamaria K
    Court of Justice of the European Community
  • 14 November 2015824. Gema Martinb
    I support this petition

browse all the signatures

Elinor WoodwardBy:
Technology and the InternetIn:
Petition target:
Chief Justice, Islamic Republic of Iran

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets